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Liverpool May Blitz Remembered

Liverpool May Blitz Remembered

Cherie was delighted to be able to join and laid a wreath in personal remembrance

On Saturday 30 April, Cherie travelled to Liverpool to join war veterans and city dignitaries to pay tribute to those who died in the May Blitz. The 70th anniversary commemorative events began with a parade through the city, lead by ceremonial pipers. The ceremony marked the start of three days of commemorative events to pay tribute to the 1,700 lives lost in a week of carnage unleashed by Hitler's Luftwaffe. The raids destroyed and damaged a third of houses in Liverpool and two thirds in Bootle.

Cherie was delighted to be able to join and laid a wreath in personal remembrance, representing her parents, who expressed their regrets at being unable to attend. Cherie's father, Tony Booth, was in the Royal corps of Signals during National Service. Cherie's family lived in Crosby during the blitz period, and her grandfather served in the Merchant Navy out of Liverpool, whilst her grandmother gave birth to her third child whilst the bombs were dropping.

To read the article on the Liverpool Daily Post click here