On 9th November - the exact 100th anniversary of the abolition of Much Woolton and Little Woolton Urban District Councils and their incorporation into the city of Liverpool - a bronze commemorative plaque was unveiled on the wall of the HSBC Bank in Woolton Village. The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Gary Millar, officiated, watched by representatives of several local organisations including the Gateacre Society. The plaque was commissioned by the Woolton Village Residents Association and designed by local architect Tony Griffiths.

Right: The commemorative plaque in Woolton Village unveiled on
9th November 2013 (see our Woolton & Gateacre Centenary
for more information and pictures)

On 13th November
a mural was unveiled in the central mall of Belle Vale Shopping Centre, incorporating the results of the Centre's 'Proud of My Roots' competition which we have mentioned in previous Newsletters. The unveiling was by Ken Dodd, who had also been the guest of honour 40 years ago when the shopping centre was officially opened.

Above left: The 'Proud of My Roots' mural in Belle Vale Shopping Centre unveiled on 13th November 2013

Ken Dodd meets shoppers and fans at the unveiling ceremony

View our videos of the unveilings on YouTube:
The Woolton Plaque

9 Nov 2013
The Belle Vale Mural

13 Nov 2013

Read the special
Belle Vale Shopping Centre advertising supplement

published by the Liverpool Weekly News in October 1973, when the Centre was first opened

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