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.
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……..
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……
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.
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.
Our 3rd Annual Sparks In The Park Event was a great success and Once Again the weather was fantastic…..Clear Blue Skies throughout the Day which made for great conditions at dark for our Firework Display. The Display was I must say tremendous and the amount of fantastic feedback from attendees has been immense. There were plenty of ooh’s and aah’s as soon as Rev Gillian Rossiter from St Johns Church in Meols, pressed down the VIP Plunger to start off the show. Great fun was had by all during the day and the night, enjoying the family funfair and of course the Pumpkin Soup provided by Incredible Edible Hoylake together with Rachel’s special Meols Mulled Wine. Infusion Enterprise from the Girls Birkenhead Academy School were also in attendance with a self fund raising stall. Roll on Next Year…….
Fun starts at 12 noon with Family Fairground Rides,Side stalls, Hot & Cold Refreshments and of course Meols Mulled Wine.
Incredible Edible Hoylake will be Serving Out Pumpkin Soup (until stocks last)
There will also be a fundraising stall run by ‘Infusion Enterprise’ who are a Young Enterprise team studying at Birkenhead High School Academy Sixth form, Young Enterprise means that they create their own business, enabling them to gain future skills which will be useful in the workplace.
Firework Display will be approx 6pm to 6.30pm (depending on weather conditions)
Rev Gillian Rossiter of St Johns Church in Meols will be activating The Firework Display by pressing The VIP Plunger……
The Firework Display has been Funded by The Friends of Meols Park Community Group and is Free But Donations Would Be Welcomed.
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.