Inaugural Meeting of The Friends of Liverpool Monuments
inaugural meeting of The Friends of Liverpool Monuments took place on Tuesday 18th
January at the Vauxhall Millennium Resource Centre. Despite it being a very cold
and wintry day more than 30 people attended and all were impressed with the aims
and objectives of the newly launched organisation.
at the meeting, Patrick Neill highlighted how there is a definite need for
people in Liverpool to be more aware of the cityís fine monuments and to be
able to secure ways by which these monuments can be better respected and in many
cases protected. It is a sad fact of life that city-wide demolition of old
buildings etc during the 1970s has robbed the city of much of its cultural
history and heritage.
sentiments were shared by many people at the meeting and it was expressed that
The Friends of Liverpool Monuments could go a long way to correcting the errors
of the past to ensure that the monuments in and around the city of Liverpool
would be there in the future and that many more people would and could be aware
of their history etc.
thanked Nancy Flanagan MBE for accepting the position of President of The
Friends of Liverpool Monuments. Nancy said that she was very much aware of the
importance of retaining as much of the history of the city and itís
surrounding districts and that too many monuments paid for by ordinary people
have either been sold off or destroyed to make way for supposed improvements.
as acting Chairman was Tony Siebenthaler. Elected as Vice Chair was Patrick
Neill. Elected as Secretary was Ron Formby and further appointments will be made
at a later date.
Friends of Liverpool Monuments is open to public membership and in the next
couple of week details of how to join The Friends of Liverpool Monuments will be
published on this website and also in the Scottie Press Community Newspaper. It
is a definite intention of The Friends of Liverpool Monuments to produce a
regular newsletter which will feature the most up to date news about the
organisation together with details of meeting times etc.
Ron Formby - 18th January 2005
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Email: The Friends of Liverpool Monuments
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