A chance comment
on a TV programme (BBC North West), and previous
searching of family history, led to Freda and Walter Mason meeting the
Lord Mayor of Liverpool in early June. (By chance on Freda’s
was at a ceremony to add names of Liverpudlian soldiers killed in the
first World War to the Liverpool Wall of Remembrance Room –
13000+ already listed on the walls. Freda’s uncle had been killed in Belgium, his details recorded on the
memorial wall at Tyne Cot war cemetery near Ypres. Just as an earlier
visit to Tyne Cot had been, the ceremony at Liverpool Town Hall was
very moving, especially the Last Post and the handing out of scrolls to
family descendants. Of the speakers, the Lord Mayor was pick of the
bunch, and really enhanced the occasion.
Town Hall itself, not imposing from outside, was bright and attractive
inside – not unlike a modern museum/art gallery.