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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 Day reminded 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.

Grand Opening by Mr Ian Meadows OBE DL,
High Sheriff of Merseyside
11.30 a.m. St Peter's Church, Church Road, Woolton
(with music
from the choir of Bishop Martin CE Primary School)    
12 noon Village Green
, Grange Lane/Gateacre Brow, Gateacre

Celebrations included
Opening of buildings:
St James' Church & Hall
(with tea & cakes, craft fair, memorabilia of Old Woolton)
St Peter's Church, Church Hall & Simon Peter Centre
St Mary's Church
Woolton Baths
(including historical photographic display and schools' creative work)
Gateacre Chapel (with a performance by 'the i Choir')
St Stephen's Church

Other Attractions
Guided Historical Walks between Gateacre & Woolton with
the 'Show Me Liverpool' Blue Badge Guides

Village Craft Fair
on The Green in Gateacre Village

  Teas & refreshments in St Peter's Church Hall
by Woolton Women's Institute
(with a display of original paintings by local artist Tony Moscardini)

Music, Dancing and Street Theatre
by young people
from St Julie's & SFX Schools

Beatles Trail and Children's Picture Quiz from the Woolton Society

'Woolton Remembers Village Life', and read-aloud poetry sessions
by Ticket to Read at the Simon Peter Centre

Reynolds Park Heritage Trail with the Friends of Reynolds Park

Plus an extended Woolton Village Farmers' Market

and much more .....

a copy of the FINAL VERSION

of the Heritage  Open Day programme

This web page is hosted by the Gateacre Society which was one of the participants
in the Centenary Heritage Open Day. View our photographs and videos here

Woolton and Gateacre Centenary Heritage
Open Day

Saturday 14th September 2013

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