(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
On 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.
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!