WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Stats
12182 Members
65 Forums
72598 Topics
978302 Posts
110 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
94 registered (11kendo, 18 invisible), 1602 Guests and 204 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost £15 mil 490
Need help 396
Wirral High Tides? 365
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 359
Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone 341
Paypal help 331
Asbestos shed removal 327
Best Price for Scarpping my car 275
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 274
Deportation Row 262
New General Forums
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
Yesterday at 07:49 PM
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
Yesterday at 12:48 PM
The Green Eyed Girl
by granny
17th Jan 2017 10:33pm
Breastfeeding Dads Want to Be A Breastfeeding Hero
by fish5133
16th Jan 2017 1:24pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
Yesterday at 09:07 PM
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Taylors Villas 1874 any info?
by bert1
8 minutes 5 seconds ago
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost £15 mil
by venice
26 minutes 13 seconds ago
Musicals
by derekdwc
42 minutes 24 seconds ago
Paper Recycling. ?
by venice
Today at 11:47 AM
Puppy wanted good careing home offered
by venice
Today at 11:41 AM
New Car tax Rates For New Cars
by diggingdeeper
Today at 04:40 AM
When we live to be a 100 yrs old
by venice
Today at 12:03 AM
The Green Eyed Girl
by granny
Yesterday at 10:02 PM
Wanted freezer kit
by dodie
Yesterday at 09:58 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#617163 - 7th Nov 2011 9:26pm Wilfred Owen’s Requiem Mass - 10th November
uptoncx Offline
Veteran

Registered: 24th May 2008
Posts: 683
Loc: Wirral
Owen’s iconic Requiem Mass to be played for the fallen heroes of Ingleborough Road during Remembrance Week.

The event will be held at the Wilfred Owen Story, 34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead during Remembrance Week and will feature contributions from a performer who took part in the première of this world famous tribute to Wilfred Owen in Coventry Cathedral in 1962.

Organiser Dean Johnson says “The original vinyl recording of this classic music is very rare today. It was one of the first pieces ever to pay tribute to Wilfred Owen and the fallen of WW1. We wanted to do something special for the museums first remembrance week and it is fitting to dedicate the day to the memorial field that honours Wilfred and 87 other soldiers remembered there. The War Memorial field is still under threat from development plans from TRFC so this is a way to pay respect to those men rather than decimate an irreplaceable part of the town’s social History.”

The afternoon begins at 3pm on Thursday 10th November. Admission free.

www.wilfredowenstory.com

Source: Press Release, October 2011

For further information please contact
Dean Johnson
Wilfred Owen Story and Gallery
34 Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 6AE
0753 937 1925


Top
What's On Wirral - Merseyside : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#617898 - 9th Nov 2011 12:52pm Re: Wilfred Owen’s Requiem Mass - 10th November [Re: uptoncx]
24424m Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 31st May 2009
Posts: 118
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: uptoncx
The War Memorial field is still under threat from development plans from TRFC so this is a way to pay respect to those men rather than decimate an irreplaceable part of the town’s social History.”


A very one-sided slant on the proposed Ingleborough development, but then maybe promotion of one's own business interests is perhaps a powerful motivation!

Do you intend to put this issue into context, and at least explain how the proposals are set to incorporate a memorial, and indeed make it more accessible, whilst at the same time funding much enhanced community facilities at Woodchurch, or simply project a wholly one-sided view?

By the way, are the 88 trees all the originals, or are they later replacements?

To be honest, I have found the whole campaign, with self-promotional songs on youtube, a rather nasty poem entitled "A Pox Upon Thine House" aimed at anyone who supports the proposals, & misleading imigary of war graves on the Ingleborough site distasteful, and inappropriate in preserving the memory of Oswestry's celebrated war poet & The Fallen from BI.

Finally, is it true that the Owen family only reluctantly came to Birkenhead due to family issues, & were broadly unimpressed with the town, before leaving when their circumstances improved?

Top
#617927 - 9th Nov 2011 1:35pm Re: Wilfred Owen’s Requiem Mass - 10th November [Re: uptoncx]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5346
Loc: Birkenhead
I am sure that most people are disappointed with Birkenhead but it is no different to anywhere else. The thing is that the field was meant as a memorial, how the hecky becky it came to belong to Tranmere Rovers in the first place is a mystery to most townsfolk. The whole Ingleborough Field was supposed to be the Memorial is what most people believe to be the case. If it is otherwise then someone could perhaps explain it. It all looks like a commercial transaction and if a thing looks like a duck, flies like a duck and quacks like a duck then it is probably a duck. Someone gained from this somewhere, whether it was commercially or otherwise, it stinks.

Anyway, why I originally came on, I was looking forward to tomorrows Requiem Mass but my old boys gone into hospital so have to go to Lincoln instead, bummer.


Edited by BandyCoot (9th Nov 2011 1:37pm)
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#617936 - 9th Nov 2011 1:49pm Re: Wilfred Owen’s Requiem Mass - 10th November [Re: BandyCoot]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7850
Loc: tranmere
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#617958 - 9th Nov 2011 3:05pm Re: Wilfred Owen’s Requiem Mass - 10th November [Re: uptoncx]
Jon4578 Offline


Registered: 9th Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Loc: Eastham
I totally understand peoples feelings regarding the development of the Ingleborough Road site but would ask the question why those who are dead set against the idea did nothing to try maintain the up keep of the site. As it currently stands the site is a wreck with vandalism all over the memorial stone and damage to the pavilion etc. Why when you all saw these things happening did you not come forward then to tidy it up? Where was your respect for the fallen then?

IF the development does go forward the club will I am sure show a degree of respect for what the site stands for. They have already stated that they will move the memorial stone and place it in a purpose build memorial at the entrance to the site. Part of the reason the fields were originally created was that it was believed the 'Old Boys' would have approved a site were sporting activities could be enjoyed. Tranmere Rovers have stated that some of the money from the proposed development would be used to develop a sports facility that would be used by the Football club and the local community. Would the 'Old Boys' have approved of this?

Top
#617961 - 9th Nov 2011 3:06pm Re: Wilfred Owen’s Requiem Mass - 10th November [Re: uptoncx]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 13658
Loc: Wirral
Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Anthem for Doomed Youth

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
- Only the monstruous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, -
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.


What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

+

How that poor man's heart must have wept with every line he wrote.
_________________________
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN

Top

Moderator:  TRANCENTRAL 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
Today at 11:16 AM
Puppy wanted good careing home offered
by chris7777
Today at 09:07 AM
New Car tax Rates For New Cars
by fish5133
Today at 01:42 AM
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
Yesterday at 09:07 PM
Car Value Sites Parkers Auto Trader
by fish5133
Yesterday at 06:05 PM
For Sale & Free
Wanted freezer kit
by dodie
Yesterday at 09:58 PM
2pioneer speakers Free
by dodie
Yesterday at 09:54 PM
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4
by surykata
Yesterday at 08:10 PM
Wanted old cars spares or repairs
by vw_kyle
17th Jan 2017 1:08pm
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by lansyp
16th Jan 2017 8:47pm
Featured Member
Registered: 28th Feb 2009
Posts: 261
Newest Members
Collette63, shellylou, sgjrob, pjmeaneydog, jennynoonan
12182 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
Today at 11:16 AM
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Spectacles found.
by Beethoven
Yesterday at 01:02 PM
When we live to be a 100 yrs old
by granny
Yesterday at 11:46 AM
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost £15 mil
by RUDEBOX
16th Jan 2017 5:58pm
Lost Mobile Phone
by spinner1
15th Jan 2017 6:56pm
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY
by GaryFromWirral
15th Jan 2017 11:28am
New Enthusiast Forums
Puppy wanted good careing home offered
by chris7777
Today at 09:07 AM
New Car tax Rates For New Cars
by fish5133
Today at 01:42 AM
Car Value Sites Parkers Auto Trader
by fish5133
Yesterday at 06:05 PM
A Little Girl Gets A Kitten
by Uffda
17th Jan 2017 3:45pm
Best Price for Scarpping my car
by Mike72
17th Jan 2017 1:02pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Car Value Sites Parkers Auto Trader 120
New Car tax Rates For New Cars 90
Puppy wanted good careing home offered 59
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront 58
Wanted freezer kit 56
The Scouse Accent 49
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4 46
Spectacles found. 43
Paper Recycling. ? 42
birthday wishes 18
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 8:14am
Sunset Thu 4:31pm
Local Time Thu 12:47pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me