WW1 Remembrance Weekend

Thank you to everyone who supported the Willaston WW1 Weekend.  The weekend raised £1259.51 for the RBL Poppy Appeal.

Reflections on the WW1 National Service of Thanksgiving

On 11th November 2018, Alex Parry was invited to the National Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, as a result of his involvement in the Lest We Forget project.  At the time he was a student in Neston High and helped with some research, as well as reading the poem Dulce et Decorum Est which is featured on the CD accompanying the Lest We Forget book.  He has reflected on his experience, which can be read here:  Reflections on the National Service of Thanksgiving

Wirral Scout & Guide Charity Christmas Post

The Wirral Scout & Guide Charity Post was founded in 1982 to deliver Christmas cards across the Wirral in support of local charities. It is a co-operative venture between 46 Scout Groups, 5 Guide Districts and 3 Ranger Units who sell stamps to raise money and deliver Christmas Cards across the Wirral in time for Christmas each year.

With the Wirral Post, you’re not just choosing a postal service, you’re helping Scouts and Guides on the Wirral provide skills for life for the next generation of young people. The more stamps you buy and cards you send the more young people we’ll support and the more faces light up this Christmas.

Stamps available from Martins, Willaston Pharmacy and Spar.  Stamps are on sale until 12th December and cost 30p each or £1.50 for a strip of 5.  They are suitable for post to anywhere on the Wirral including Hooton and Neston.  They do not deliver to Ellesmere Port, Great Sutton Chester, Liverpool or further afield

For full details of the Charity Christmas post, please click on the following link:


santa’s sleigh

Santa on his sleigh will tour of the village on the following days Tuesday 11th from 6pm – Neston Road, Broadlake and  Meadow Lane area

Monday 17th from 6pm – Hadlow Road, Old Vicarage estate

Boxing Day Mersey Men Revels

Mersey Morris Men will be continuing with the Christmas Festivities on the Village Green between 11am and 12pm.

Come and join them for revels and dancing.


Christmas Lights – Book of dedications

The commemorative book will be open for viewings every Saturday in December. 

Location – Methodist Chapel, Willaston 

Time – 10am-12pm 

Dates – 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th December 2018

Willaston Phil Supporters Group

Willaston Phil Supporters Group  programme for 2018-9

 The coach will pick up at Park Road and the Village Green and return there after the concert.

The following concerts have been booked:

December 19th  at 7.30pm – Spirit of Christmas

January 31st (Thursday) at 7.30pm – Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

March 22nd (Friday) at 1.30pm – Best of Petrenko

April 11th (Thurs) at 7.30pm – Virtuoso Violin

May 9th (Thurs) at 7,30pm – Giltburg plays Beethoven 1

June 8th (Saturday) at 7.30pm – Mozart Masterworks

For further details contact Joan or Keith Butcher infoconf@dircon.co.uk
0151 327 5191

The booking form for the concerts is available here: 2018-9 season

Merseyrail Closures 2018/2019

Work is starting across the Merseyrail network and closures are planned as follows:

  • 24th December to 3rd January – rail loop under the River Mersey
  • 2nd to 22nd March – Rock Ferry to Hooton.  A shuttle rail service will continue to operate between Hooton and Chester/Ellesmere Port.
  • 25th March to 2nd April – Chester to Hooton.  At this time there will also be a reduced timetable between Hooton and Rock Ferry.

Replacement bus services will run whenever rail services are closed.