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New Brighton – Remembrance Sunday

Events 10 Nov 14

It’s been 100 years since the start of WW1. I chose to document the Remembrance Sunday service close to home in New Brighton. I’m sure more people came out this year than others. Old veterans, families with young children and babies, men and women all came out to pay their respects.

Featured above is Don Roe who served on HMS Duke of York, 1943-46. He attended the service with his family.

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Liverpool Biennial Dazzle Ship

Events, Liverpool 13 Jun 14

The first piece of public artwork for the 2014 Liverpool Biennial is now complete and open for viewing. The artwork was designed by Carlos Cruz-Diez and painted by a team from Cammell Laird. The boat is an old Liverpool pilot ship called the Edmund Gardner, owned by National Museums Liverpool. The whole event has been brought about by a group effort by Tate Liverpool, 1418Now, National Museums Liverpool and the Liverpool Biennial.

The project connects Cammell Laird’s painters with their heritage. Cammell Laird played an important role in WW1. During World War One Cammell Laird completed work on nine battleships, 60 cruisers, 100 British and 95 United States destroyers, eight submarines, 123 armed merchant vessels and 107 merchant ships. The Cunard passenger liner Campania and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co steamer Ben-My-Chee were also converted at Cammell Laird into the first seaplane carriers for the Royal Navy.

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