Sefton Library Service, in partnership with Sefton CVS and with support from The Royal British Legion and Bootle Strand Shopping Centre, launched the 'Sefton at War' exhibition and education programme.
Made possible by Heritage Lottery Funding, 'Sefton at War' marked the centenary of Britain's involvement in 'The Great War', focusing on the role Sefton's communities played, whether on the frontline or the home front.
SEFTON AT WAR 2014 - 2018
The exhibition was a must for those with a passion for local history, social history and an interest in WW1. It was displayed in libraries across Sefton, in Bootle Strand Shopping Centre and across local schools, where volunteers from Sefton CVS delivered Sefton at War sessions to pupils and staff. A key part of these sessions was the education pack, which was gifted to local pupils in Years 6 and 7 (10-13yrs) and the sharing of key facts using social media #Sefton100
The Sefton at War Education Pack looks closely at the involvement of Sefton's soldiers on the front line, military activity in the borough, Sefton's contribution to medical advances and local fundraising to raise funds for the war effort.
To find out more about Sefton at War, contact Sefton Library Service on 0151 934 4741 by email
Beyond the War Memorials - the stories behind the names
Sefton lost around 4,000 men and women from 1914–1918 during The Great War, their names are inscribed on the 11 memorials throughout the borough. With support from a Heritage Lottery Grant, Sefton Libraries have created a website - Sefton War Memorials, not only commemorate the war ending 100 years, but also to tell the stories behind the names of the brave men and women who gave their lives.