Syttende Mai in Liverpool 2017

Norwegian people, young and old came together in the Pier Head to celebrate their Constitution Day.  The Constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll on May 17 in the year 1814. The constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom in an attempt to avoid being ceded to Sweden after Denmark–Norway’s devastating defeat in the Napoleonic Wars

Members of the congregation from the Nordic Church in Park Lane, met near the plaque for personnel lost during the Battle Of The Atlantic.  Some were dressed in traditional costumes with blue, red and white ribbons. A service was held in Norwegian and a wreath was laid under the plaque.

Accompanied by the Imperial Corps of Drums from Liverpool, the parade went from the Pier Head, into the Albert Dock.  Banners and flags were carried by people in the parade, with the parade concluding at the entrance to the Albert Dock.

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Parade continues at the Pier Head

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