Winter 2015: A Season of Remembering

(Photo: Christopher Lyon Photography)

It has been and will continue to be a season of remembering for the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard.

In November, we were pleased to unveil our tribute to Prescot’s soldiers, past and present – a ‘Field of Poppies’ surrounding the BI Memorial. Made with 7,000 synthetic poppies recycled from previous years’ wreaths, the display was unveiled for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

Dignitaries, members of the public and local schoolchildren were invited to add poppies themselves as a token of remembrance, and the occasion was covered by Prescot Online, Love Prescot, the Liverpool Echo and the St Helens Star.

Christmas Tree of Remembrance

treeOn Sunday 13 December, we will be thinking about our much-missed loved ones around the Christmas Tree of Remembrance. At 2pm a short ceremony with carols takes place by the Manchester Road entrance to the cemetery, and you are invited to tie a bauble or card to the tree in memory of a friend or family member. A donation to cover costs is welcome. Seasonal refreshments follow – guaranteed to warm you up.

Other Events

On Saturday 28 November, FOPCC volunteers will be at the Prescot Christmas Lights Switch-On in the town centre, from 1pm to 5pm, fundraising with a tombola. Stop by and say hello!

For these and other events taking place in Prescot this Christmas, see the December listings on Prescot Online or Love Prescot.


  1. Barbara Thorold

    On Nov 20, 2015

    Very professional looking newsletter.

  2. admin

    On Nov 23, 2015

    Thank you, Barbara. 🙂

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