WOOLTON & GATEACRE CENTENARY HERITAGE EVENTS 2013

In 1913 the Much Woolton Urban District Council (based in Woolton village) and the Little Woolton Urban District Council (based in Gateacre) were incorporated into Liverpool City Council. The Centenary Heritage Events  remind people that Woolton and Gateacre were, until 100 years ago, independent townships, and that they still have a lot of distinctive features to show off and celebrate.

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WOOLTON CENTENARY PLAQUE EVENT 9th NOVEMBER 2013

THE LORD MAYOR'S VISIT TO WOOLTON

On Saturday 9th November 2013, Woolton Village marked the 100th anniversary of Much Woolton UDC and Little Woolton UDC being incorporated into the City of Liverpool. (On 9th November 1913 these two long-established townships, along with the neighbouring townships of Allerton and Childwall, were transferred from the County of Lancashire).

The local community arranged for a bronze commemorative plaque to be fixed in the village at the HSBC bank, Allerton Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25. This plaque was unveiled by the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Gary Millar at 12.10 pm.


The plaque designer, local architect Mr Tony Griffiths, presented a smaller copy of the full size plaque to the Lord Mayor inscribed 'From the people of Woolton to the City of Liverpool'. The smaller plaque will be permanently displayed in Liverpool Town Hall.

The Lord Mayor toured the village, visiting Sainsburys at Woolton Street, St James Church Hall Church Road South (where there were refreshments and a Craft Fayre) and the Woolton Baths visitor centre (which was open 12.30 - 3 pm and provided refreshments as well as a display of schools artwork, historical / heritage presentations, and Beatles information).

The event was organised by the Woolton Village Residents Association

On the previous evening, Friday 8th November, the Friends of Gateacre commemorated the Centenary with a fundraising QUIZ NIGHT - including two specialist rounds of questions: 'Liverpoool in 1913' and 'Woolton & Gateacre in 1913'.


You can read the Liverpool Echo's Online report here

- and see some photographs and a video of the event here
.


You can also read about the Woolton & Gateacre Centenary
Heritage Open Day
which took place on 14th September 2013

This web page is hosted by the Gateacre Society which is one of the
members of the Woolton & Gateacre Centenary Committee.




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