Bill Esterson and Maghull Town Council leader Cllr Patrick McKin

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson with Maghull Labour Councillor Patrick McKinley, Cllr Bruce Hubbard, St Andrew's trumpet player Joe Fay and pupils at the Maghull Remembrance Day Service.

 

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and Maghull Town Council Leader Councillor Patrick McKinley joined members of the public and staff and pupils of St Andrew's Primary on Monday to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Those who attended the special service at 11am on November 11 in the grounds of St Andrew's Parish Church, were treated to a performance of old wartime songs and hymns from the pupils at the school.

Among the songs performed by the pupils were Wish Me Luck, Goodbye-ee and The White Cliffs of Dover.

Bill Esterson said he was delighted to join the pupils to mark the occasion.

Bill said: "The St Andrew's pupils were fantastic - they performed really well and trumpet layer Joe Fay, who performed The Last Post, was fantastic. They all did Maghull proud.

"As the pupils of St Andrew's know, it is important that we all take time out to remember those fallen heroes who have given their lives for us, been injured in the line of duty or served for us.
 
"There are people from all of our communities in East Sefton who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country, and there are many more who have served and who are serving who deserve our gratitude.
 
"The service at St Andrew's was a particularly poignant event, especially considering that there are servicemen who are laid to rest in the church yard.
 
"Young and old gathered together to pay their respects. People from various parts of our community marked the occasion and showed their respects.

"I'd like to thank the staff and pupils of St Andrew's, all those who attended and Rev Nick Wells for conducting the service."

Cllr Patrick McKinley said it was fitting that the community of Maghull take time to remember those who died serving their country.

Cllr McKinley said: "People here in Maghull will never forget the sacrifice serving men and women have made on our behalf over the years. Those people who gave their lives. Those who were injured. Those who have served, and who still serve.

"It is important that we don't forget the sacrifice which so many have made for us. That's why it is particularly heart-warming that the pupils of St Andrew's braved the cold weather to perform at the service.

"The community of Maghull owes a lot to the people who have laid down their life for us. It is important that none of us, young or old, forget that."