The Vikings Are Coming To Meols Park

Vikings from Wirral Skip-Felag Viking Re-enactment Group are to set up a weekend encampment in Meols Park on 7th and 8th September 2013, allowing people of all ages to get up close and experience what these people from over 1,000 years ago, were actually like.
Skip-Félag take you back in time to the year 1000 AD when you visit the authentic Viking Age Village. Play Old Norse games, learn about Viking trade practices and observe weaving, blacksmithing and how the Viking’s lived during that time. Come and meet with the Vikings and be amazed by what things are worth in the Viking world. Be ready for something special and magical in the Viking Camp. The group aims to research and educate by attempting to recreate the Viking Age in displays, 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, and a variety of staged set pieces. 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.Come along and enjoy learning about our local history and heritage.
The Skip-Felah group will be joined by The Tunendune Hundred Viking Group from Cheshire, who will act out a court scene whereby a man must stand trial for theft, including a grisly trial by hot water and even a trial by cake! Sometimes if  the Wulfmaer cannot settle a dispute, he may turn a blind eye and let his men settle matters outside of the law; by engaging in a viking-style holmgang, or single combat fight to first blood. As well as this there will be an open structure with various reconstructed Anglo-Saxon and viking artifacts ranging from pottery and foodstuffs to musical instruments, weaponry and armour. They will have stories to tell and love answering questions from audiences of all ages and have weapons displays, combat competitions and scenes where Wulfmaer calls up men for the fyrd (army) and shows the audience how these men will be trained
An interesting talk by local historian Peter France of Wirral Archeology is also planned for 1pm on the Saturday, together with local Viking ‘findings’ for the Public to view.



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



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.

Matthew doing Voluntary Litter Picking in Meols Park

Matthew is doing a litter pick in Meols Park for his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

Matthew is doing a litter pick in Meols Park for his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

Matthew Green from Meols is doing his bit for the community by carrying out a weekly litter pick in Meols Park over a period of 6 months. His aim is towards a Silver Duke of Edinburh Award. Well done you Matthew and Thanks from all the friends……..

Sparks In The Park – Sunday 4th November


The Friends of Meols Park are pleased to present their 4th Firework Display. The theme once again is ‘Fun & Fireworks’. Incredible Edibles of Hoylake, will be serving out Pumpkin Soup and there will be the usual Family Funfair Rides,Side Stalls, Refreshments, Mulled Wine, Donkey Rides etc…
The Mayor & Mayoress of Wirral will be activating the fireworks by our VIP Plunger…
Fun Starts at 12noon and Firework Display at around 6pm. Get here Early for the best viewing point.
The Firework Display is Free although there will be bucket collections and Voluntary Donations would be appreciated,due to the rising cost of staging the Event.
Event finishes 7.30pm

Meols Park Wins Green Flag Award

17th July 2012
Just announced today that Meols Park in Wirral has been recognised as being among the best in the country and has won A Green Flag Award.
The Green Flag Award is a sign that the park is well-maintained, well-managed and has excellent facilities.
The award recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales managed by voluntary and community groups.The results of 2012’s judging show that Meols Park meets the ever-demanding criteria of these national awards. The Green Flag recognise the achievements of all those whose hard work and dedication help to create well-managed, high-quality places so important for health and leisure activities and which everyone can enjoy.
The scheme’s scoring criteria includes levels of community involvement, space for nature, play provision and their quality and feel. The higher their score, the longer the parks and gardens can fly the flag, subject to unannounced inspections.
With our park providing the perfect location for families during the school holidays, I am really pleased that we have won this award and it just shows what can be done with a run down park by sheer commitment and enthusiasm along with great community involvement and pride.
Roy Shuttleworth

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

Playworkers Continue in The Park

The success of the Play Sessions in Meols Park has meant that the facility is still continuing to take place every TUESDAY from 3.15pm to 5pm. Check our website for updates.The Wirral Community Play Rangers organise games and activities for children from the age of 5 to 13yrs

Mini Orchard Planted in Meols Park


The Mini Orchard of some 30 Apple,Pear and Plum Trees that were planted with the help of Sally and Rose from of the local community group ‘Incredible Edible Hoylake’ and Park Friends, are coming along very nicely….. Thanks must go to all those who helped to plant them and also for the free refreshments provided. Can’t wait till its time to go Scrumping……

Meols Big Jubilee Lunch – 3rd June

The Community of Meols are holding a Big Jubilee Lunch to celebrate the Queen’s 60th on Sunday 3rd June 2012 from 2pm – 5.30pm. Fun For All The Family, All are Welcome. The Event is FREE and is being organised by St Johns Church along with The Friends of Meols Park and St Andrews URC of Meols. It’s being held on the Green in front of St John’s Church on Birkenhead Road, Meols. There will be Food, Fun, Face Painting , Music, Messy Church Activities and a special (not to be missed) family performance by Stuffets Puppets. Please come and join us on the day and if you could bring a plate of buffet type food to add to what we already have, then this would be warmly appreciated.

Meols Park Mosaic Feature

Meols Park Mosaic

Ellen,Friends & Helpers Celebrating the New Mosaic Feature in Meols Park Play Area

by Lorna Hughes, Wirral News

MORE than 100 youngsters took part in a community project to create a giant mosaic in Meols Park.
The colourful floor mural in the park’s seating area is made up of 11 mosaics in an outer circle and eight inner sections representing the history of Meols and the area as it is today.
The designs include an RNLI lifeboat, a Viking longboat and warrior and wildlife on nearby Hilbre Island.
A central circle depicts the logo and name of the Friends of Meols Park, the group behind the project.
Pupils of Great Meols Primary School, and members of a local Rainbow and Brownie group were among those who worked with an artist to design the mosaics.
Roy Shuttleworth, secretary of the Friends of Meols Park, said the result was “fantastic”.
He said: “We had scores of children involved in the project by running workshops at Meols Park bowls pavilion, Great Meols Primary and St John’s Church hall in September and October.“All the segments were completed in five days.” The mosaic was made using durable swimming pool tiles which were fixed on to concrete paving slabs with tile cement and grout.
The pieces were displayed in St John’s Church before being installed in the park last month.
The project was funded by a grant from Wirral Council and fundraising events organised by the Friends together with donations from Regal Fish & Chips and Smarties Play Group in Meols.

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