May Day Parade In Liverpool

The annual May Day Parade took place today in Liverpool and celebrated the life of a working class hero.

A 5m model of activist and writer George Garret was the centerpiece of the parade which began at 130pm from Toxteth Library.

The parade celebrated George’s life and some of his relatives spoke at the parade, and read out some of his writings.

Various unions and campaign groups attended the parade and carried their banners around the parade.

The parade also marked the opening of the Writing On The Wall Festival, a festival which celebrates writing, diversity, tolerance, story telling and humour through controversy, inquiry and debate. The day also marked the publication of Garrett’s memoirs, Ten Years On The Parish.

The Parade marched down Hope St, Leece St, Bold St, Church St, Whitechapel, Queen Sq and Lime St before finishing up at the top of William Brown St.  At St Lukes Church, Samba band Katumba joined in and drummed there way to the end.

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Garrett and St Johns Beacon
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Author: James O'Hanlon

Liverpool photographer and local history fan. I will attend events of varied types and post them on this blog.

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