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    Watching BBC News this morning, I was made aware that today marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Blitz. As always, the focus was on London – with just an incidental mention that other places in the country were also affected. I was going to post these photographs in November to mark the [...]


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    I agree. It would be nice to have some formal recognition of those that lost their lives.

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    I went to Anfeld Cem today to see if anything was happening
    at the memorial for the 545 killed in the blitz, nowt
    Great shame

    Steve

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    Hi Steve, the actual number of those killed in Liverpool was 2736 according to my sources. True St Luke's Church is also a memorial and there is Tom Murphy's memorial in the grounds of St Nicholas's Church - but it would be good to have some ceremony in recognition of the sacrifices made during the War.

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    Harrowing stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Wilkinson View Post
    Hi Steve, the actual number of those killed in Liverpool was 2736 according to my sources. True St Luke's Church is also a memorial and there is Tom Murphy's memorial in the grounds of St Nicholas's Church - but it would be good to have some ceremony in recognition of the sacrifices made during the War.
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    yes these are just the ones buried in the communal grave at anfield
    must admit the memorial is starting to look a bit rough even though
    the lettering was redone last year. The origional idea was for on the
    front of the mem to have the tyson smith liverpool coat of arms, that
    is there, but the coat of arms on the left is missing as are the names
    of the know dead which should be on the stonework of the long grave

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