Merseyside marks Armistice Day

  • 11 November 2011
  • From the section Liverpool
Remembrance Day
Image caption The annual remembrance service in Liverpool will take place at the Cenotaph, Lime Street

Events across Merseyside will mark the 93rd anniversary of the end of World War I later.

The annual Liverpool remembrance service will take place at the Cenotaph, Lime Street.

The service, by Merseyside Council Of Ex-Servicemen and Regimental Associations, starts at 10:45 GMT.

To mark 90 years of the British Legion a piper will also play in Church Street, Liverpool in the lead up to the two minute silence at 11:00.

Motorists using the Mersey Tunnels are asked to observe the silence and will be stopped at the booths at 11:00.

Wilfred Owen

A number of stores will also be supporting the silence and will stop serving for the two minutes.

In Wirral, The Wilfred Owen Story Museum is holding a poetry event at Port Sunlight war memorial with readings by former Brookside actor Dean Sullivan.

Liverpool Cathedral is holding an exhibition of memorabilia, photographs and hand written poems and letters from Birkenhead war poet Wilfred Owen.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral will be holding the Concert for Armistice Day from 19:30 GMT in the Crypt Concert Room.

Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day, commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany.

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