The City’s annual Service of Remembrance will take place on Sunday 10th November and we appreciate you may have questions about the event.
To assist with your planning for the event, whether you wish to attend in person or to follow the event via other means, we have developed a list of frequently asked questions below. If you have a question which isn’t detailed below, please contact us direct.
The City’s annual Service of Remembrance will take place on Sunday 10th November and there will be various road closures in place to support the event.
The following closures will be in place;
- William Brown Street from Byrom Street 7.00am -1.00pm.
- Fraser Street, the road is closed, access only, 6.00am – 1.00pm.
- Lime Street between London Road and Copperas Hill from 9.30am – 1.00pm.
- St. Johns Lane and St. George’s Place between Old Haymarket and Lime Street 9.30am – 1.00pm.
- Skelhorne Street between Bolton Street and Lime Street from 9.30am – 1.00pm.
- Queens Square Bus Station will be closed from 9.30am to 1.00pm.
Access for the Holiday Inn Hotel and St John’s car park will be facilitated from Skelhorne Street / Bolton Street junction.
All closures will be signed and stewarded. They will remain in force only for as long as is deemed necessary.
Please be aware if you are in the vicinity of Lime Street on this day, there will be the firing of a field gun at 11.00am and then following a 2 minutes silence it will be fired again at 11.02am.
The city’s Service of Remembrance is open to all members of the public to attend. This is an outdoor service on the steps and plateau area of St George’s Hall and the public can view the parade and service from behind the barriers around the plateau and the surrounding area.
The Service of Remembrance is a multi-denominational event with members of a variety of religions present to represent all areas of the community. Military personnel from all service areas – both serving and veterans take part in the event as well as cadets.
If you are service personnel still serving and would like to march in uniform, contact needs to be made with the local reserve unit that is affiliated to your regular unit.
If you are ex-military and would like to march on with the RBL or Ex Service men and Woman to either contact the RBL in Liverpool or one of the Local Regimental Associations directly.
The service takes place at St George’s Hall – this venue is based within the Georgian Quarter of the city which, due to its historic nature, features cobblestones around the venue which can be difficult to navigate for those who are unsteady on their feet / with crutches / wheelchair.
St George’s Hall is DDA accessible, please contact the Hall direct before your visit if you have any questions on 0151 233 3020.
Various social media channels including: Culture Liverpool, St George’s Hall and Liverpool City Council will all be covering the event with live updates including film and photography from the event.
A full gallery of images and footage will also be displayed on the cultureliverpool.co.uk website following the event.
Yes, all assistance dogs are allowed to attend the event. We do not stop you bringing your dog to the event however we do advise that there are large, enclosed crowds and loud noises marking the beginning and end of the two minute silence. (11:00am – 11:02am).
Yes, the mounted Police will display purple poppies on the horses who will also lead the servicing personnel onto the Plateau.
Yes, the event has no age restrictions on attendance. We do advise that there is no seating available and young children may be standing for some time. It can also be an emotional event for many.
During the event there are musical performances including singing and live music performed by Danielle Louise Thomas, Duke of Lancashire band and the Liverpool Scottish Pipes and Drums. These will be throughout the service.
A bugle and the firing of the gun will sound the last post at 11.00am and 11.02am to signify the start and end of the two minute silence.
There are no other forecasted ‘loud noises’ or ‘moments’.
The Hall of Remembrance in Liverpool Town Hall will be open to the public from 9am to 9pm from Sunday 10 November until Monday 11 November.
Two life-size silhouettes of a First World War ‘Tommy’ will be permanently stationed there as a mark of respect to those who didn’t make it home from war. Visitors to the Town Hall will also be able to write a message of ‘thank you’ to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. A large poppy will adorn the front of the Town Hall.
We have a digital wall of honour which is available on the Culture Liverpool website for anyone who wishes to leave a message for anyone they wish to remember.
This can be accessed here: https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/service-of-remembrance/
If you wish to submit a memory you can follow the links on the website or click here: https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/roll-of-honour-at-liverpool-town-hall/
You can read about the memories people have left, about the city’s involvement during times of conflict and the stories of residents from the city region on our website: https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/service-of-remembrance/