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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Park – Sparks In The Park 2014

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The Friends of Meols Park are pleased to present their 6th Firework Display On Sunday 2nd November 2014. The Display will be Activated with our VIP Plunger by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys of OMD – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Or Should We Say Orchestral Manoeuvres in the PARK !
The theme once again is ‘Fun & Fireworks’. Incredible Edibles of Hoylake, will again be serving out Pumpkin Soup and there will be the usual Family Funfair Rides, Side Stalls, Refreshments, and of course Rachel and Yvonnes’s famous Meols Mulled Wine.
The Fun Starts at 12noon and Firework Display at around 6.30pm. Make sure you get here Early for the best viewing point And for those coming by car, minibus or coach , we would ask that you please consider our neighbours and park correctly and sensibly. There is plenty of on-street parking but we would ask that you utilise the Meols Promenade to Park which is just a 2 minute walk away. NO PARKING IN SCHOOL LANE AFTER 4PM PLEASE!!
The Firework Display as always is Free although there will be bucket collections and Voluntary Donations would be appreciated,due to the ever rising cost of staging the Event. The Event will finish around 7.30 to 8pm
Volunteer Stewards Needed! Please

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All The Fun Of The Fair and Meet The Vikings Too!

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A Fun Weekend in Meols Park on Sat 7th and Sun 8th September 2013. From12 noon to 6pm each day. Enjoy the family fairground rides, donkeys, Hot and Cold Refreshments etc. Come and Meet the Vikings Too!  The Wirhalh Skip-Felag Vikings are setting up an encampment in Meols Park,where they’ll be bringing history to life, by showing what daily living was like in a Viking village. See the warriors fight, and learn about their weapons and weaponry.
The group will all be in Viking attire, and, as well as battle scenes, they will also take part in story telling, a slave market. Members of the public will learn all about Viking life – including medicine in the 10th century; cookery and food technology; animal husbandry and the use of furs, bone antlers and horns; coin striking; weapons displays and ancient woodworking skills.
There will also be a talk on the Saturday at 1pm by local historian Peter France of Wirral Archaeology,
about the history and heritage of Viking Wirral. Peter will also have local Viking ‘findings to hand for the public to view.

The Mayor & Mayoress of Wirral To Attend Big Jubilee Lunch in Meols on 3rd June

The Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral Councillor Gerry Ellis and his wife Maggie, are to attend the Community of Meols Big Jubilee Lunch Celebration On The Green in front of St Johns Church on Birkenhead Road, Meols, Wirral. at 2pm on Sunday 3rd June. There will be Fun for all the Family, with Face Painting, Music, Messy Church Activities and a special performance by Stuffets Puppets. The Event is Free and is open to the residents of Meols and their family and friends.The ImageEvent is due to finish at 5pm

Meols Park Mosaic Project 2011

Our Mosaic Project is underway and all the segments have been completed in 5 days. We have had scores of children involved in the project, by running workshops at Meols Park Bowls Pavilion,Great Meols Primary School and St Johns Church Hall on from 27th Sept – 2ndOct 2011. The segments are presently on display in St Johns Church, Meols whilst we await installation in the Park Play Area. The Project was funded mainly by a grant from Wirral Council plus donations,from Parks & Leisure, Regal Fish & Chips and Smarties Play Group in Meols together with money funded by Liverpool Echo’s ‘Wish Award Scheme’ and events run by the Friends of Meols Park


Ellen and Charlotte making part of the mosaic
Viking longship mosaic

Norwegian Official Visits Meols Park

Stein Thue, from the City of Trondheim council


On Sunday 1st August 2010, Professor Stephen Harding visited Meols Park with Stein Thue, from the City of Trondheim council and he was very impressed with the park. The kids play area was full of youngsters and we discussed about a possible statue etc. etc. He came up with 2 suggestions
1. Concentrate initially on getting a large replica Viking boat or something that the youngsters can play in. (Sigurd Aase will probably let us have the design for free). Stein says it should be easier getting the funding with this being of direct benefit to the public – i.e. the youngsters.
2. With regard the statue he says that (i) do that after the boat (ii) he pointed out there were a number of Viking statues buried after the 2nd world war because they were ‘too Nordic looking’ and there is currently a debate as to what to do with them – to leave them buried or to display them

There is to be an announcement made soon about the huge reconstruction of the sensational Drakken – Harald Harfagre’s huge longship. The plans are that it will be coming to Meols,Wirral via Dublin and Anglesey after its completion in 2013……..

Well Done to Esther


I hope everyone puts their Political allegiances to one side and joins me in congratulating Esther McVey,the Chair of Friends of Meols Park, on her tremendous achievment in becoming MP for Wirral West. I first met Esther in the Autumn of 2007 after our park play area had been stripped of play equipment by the local authority due to Health & Safety Issues and was immediately impressed by her energy and enthusiasm for local issues. Esther expressed a wish to get involved and in no time we formed a Friends of the Park group of which Esther became Chair. From that day on, Esther was tireless and took a personal interest in fundraising events and helped raise the profile of our campaign to save and refurbish Meols Park. Esther,Abseild off the Royal Liverpool Hospital Roof,did the coastal walk,compered a Gig,served out Ice creams on our fun day,mucked in by planting bulbs and even ripped down the old park fences in preparation for the refurbishment of our new play area and much more. She truly has been a jewel in our community and I am confident that she will be tremendous asset to the whole Wirral West Community as our new Member of Parliament.
After the result was declared at 5.05am, Esther said: “What a journey and what a momentous election”. “There have been people queuing up to vote all day and the turnout is phenomenal.
“I would like to thank all the people who put their faith in me to represent them.
“The Wirral West campaign has been a clean, good fight among all the candidates.
The key was local issues and local concerns and people can know they will have a strong voice representing them in Westminster.” The constituency had been held by Labour since Stephen Hesford defeated Conservative minister David Hunt in 1997.
Result: Esther Mcvey (Con) polled 16,726 votes and won by a majority of 2,436

China Crisis Christmas Gig in Hoylake

On Sunday 13th December at Jack  Rabbit Slims in Hoylake, Wirral, Liverpool Band China Crisis will be performing a Christmas Gig. The support Acts are Wirral Singer/Songwriter Steve Wale and Liverpool’s The Beat Routes. Tickets available Here or by phoning 0151 632 0705 or 07970 990774 The band have been very supportive in doing a fund raising gig for us back in February, so please go along and support them as they have supported us. Tickets are £15 with limited Cash Admission on the door.

Sparks In The Park

Come along to our Fun and Fireworks Event on Sunday 8th November. Fun starts at 2pm when we have childrens fairground rides,refreshments,beer and mulled wine. The firework display will be around 5pm ish. come early to enjoy the event and get a good viewing spec.

sparks in meols park

Nest Swing Foundations Rocked

Nest Swing in Meols Park

Nest Swing in Meols Park


18th Sept 2009. The Nest Swing has been so popular and as a result due to excess numbers of children using it at any one time, the foundation on one of the leg supports has been damaged. After speaking with the contractors they told me that the concrete foundation mix was probably at fault, so they have now rectified the problem by doing a stronger mix and putting in iron straps at the base of the support leg. The swing should be back in action in a few days time when the concrete has set properly

A Mayoral Thank You!

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Mayoral thank you card


16th September 2009. Received an official looking thank you card from the Mayor and Mayoress of Knowsley Dave and Sarah Smithson, saying “Many thanks for your kind invite and congratulations on your excellent work on the park” Nice touch I thought and it was great that they were able to come along on our Celebration Day especially as two of their ‘subjects’ Gary and Eddie of China Crisis did a surprise appearance.

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