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Viking Weekend and Family Funfair was a Great Success!

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The Friends of Meols Park wish to thank everyone for coming along to the weekend events in the Park. Thanks also to the helpers and of course to all the Vikings who came from far and wide. There was a great deal of interest in the Viking way of life and some of the questions that the young children were asking were hilarious, for example  ” How do you keep food fresh without a fridge” …. ” Are you really 1,000 yrs old”  ….. “what are you wearing under that dress”  …..  “Is that a real baby she is holding” …
Thanks also to local historian Peter France of Wirral Archeology who talked all afternoon about local heritage and exhibiting Viking ‘findings’ like arrow heads. There was a constant crowd of people of all ages around his gazebo.

All in all the Event was a great success, with even the weather being kind to us in the main. Check the Viking Wirral website for further information about our planned Ingimund Statue Project to mark the arrival of the largest replica Viking Ship in the World next summer.
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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……..

Mini Orchard Planted in Meols Park

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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……

Play Area To Close On Halloween


The Meols Park Play Area will be Closed from Monday 31st October 2011 for 1 Week. A New Seesaw and New rubber surfacing are to be installed

Kev Starts on the Installation of Our Mosaic

Meols Park Mosaic

Work Starts on Mosaic Installation


Wirral Council Parks Worker, Kev makes a start on installing our new mosaic featture in the Meols Park Play Area. Kev is shown laying the inner circle segments. The Mosaic was designed and created by our children at workshops held in Meols Pavilion, Great Meols School and St Johns Church.

Fun & Fireworks in Meols


The Friends of Meols Park held a second successful Fun & Fireworks Event on Sunday 7th November 2010 for the local community to enjoy.
There was a Funfair, Sideshows,Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Chips as well as Live Music, Licensed Bar with Beer and of course Rachel’s special Mulled Wine.
Fun started at 1pm and the Firework display went off at 6.35pm with the Days Event eventually ending at 7.30pm. The weather was kind to us again, with blue skies all dayand not a drop of rain, just like last year.
The VIP Plunger Raffle Ticket Draw was won by local primary school girl Poppy who got to start off the display.
Thanks to all who attended the Event and the Artistes who gave up their time to entertain us and a special thanks to our small band of Volunteer helpers on the day and of course our MC (and sound tech) for the day Mr Brian Campbell… Here’s to the next event!!!!

Viking History Unveiled in Meols Park


Viking history boards were unveiled in Meols Park on Saturday May 15th 2010 and it could be the first step towards a Wirral-Wide Viking trail.
THE quest for a trail celebrating Wirral’s Viking past is gathering pace with the unveiling of a themed history board in Meols at the weekend. The Friends of Meols Park worked with Wirral Council and Wirral Viking expert Professor Stephen Harding on the project to give visitors an insight into the area’s history as a Viking trading port. It is hoped the idea will be taken up by other groups across Wirral – and there are also plans for a Viking statue if funds can be found. The finished board was unveiled by Esther McVey on Saturday, in her first official engagement as Wirral West MP.
Other Viking-themed celebrations included a re-enactment in front of St John the Baptist Church.
Professor Harding said said: “We hope that these boards going up will see the start now of a Wirral Viking trail and the next job is to raise the money for a statue.” Vikings are thought to have arrived in North West England over a millennium ago. After their expulsion from Dublin in AD902 the Wirral Vikings, initially led by the Norwegian Viking Ingimund, would have landed in their boats along the North Wirral coastline. Some historians believe a Viking boat is buried under the car park of the Railway Inn in Meols.
Roy Shuttleworth, secretary of the Friends of Meols Park, said: “The next thing we want is to get a statue of Ingimund – that’s the vision.” Article by Lorna Hughes- Wirral News

Liverpool Echo Wish Tokens Collected

Roy, Esther and helpers at St John's Church Centre
There was a real sense of Community spirit at St John’s Church Centre in Meols on the regular Thursday morning Coffee Morning. I went along and with the assistance of Jackie Hall,Rachel and Lynda from our ‘friends’ group and other cheerful volunteers, we spent the morning cutting out and pasting the ‘Wish Tokens on to special collector sheets(10,448 in total). We even had Esther McVey (Our ‘Friends Group’ Chairman) helping out for a couple of hours when she took time off from her campaign to become our local Member of Parliament. Thanks Esther and good luck in your quest and thanks also to all the volunteers in the kitchen … the bacon toasties were lovely…

Connie ! A Jewel in The Community


A special thanks to Connie at Meols Chippy for her support of meols park.Connie has been collecting echo wish tokens for the Friends of Meols Park group and is doing the coastal walk Again, in support of our Park.
Connie truly is a jewel in the community.Thank you from all of us.
Should anybody want to accompany Connie whilst doing the Wirral Coastal Walk on Sunday 23rd May, then please call in to Regal Fish & Chips at Station Approach in Meols and see Connie or contact us.

New Balancing Beams In Play Area

Ellen trying out the new zig zag beams


The new Zig Zag Beams have now been installed in the Park Play Area. There is still a wobble board and more stepping logs to be fitted during the next day or two, weather permitting

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