Upton Victory Hall’s open day was held on Sunday 23rd August.

The site was open to all visitors, with free entry, from 11am to 4pm.

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Image of Winston Churchill with his hand showing the famous victory hand signal and details of the Upton Victory Hall details

The sun shone for a while on our 2nd annual open day, then cloud took over and at 2.30pm the heavens began to open and then it rained alot. The sports hall was busy with many stalls ranging from Mo’s sweets with Slush Puppies, candy floss, tomobola, cakes, jumble sale, bric a brac, flowers & plants and in Room 1 we had the history of Upton which was really interesting and saddening (a list of the deceased & the bombed houses of Upton!).

The tennis pavillion had the local tea shop selling cakes & teas. Phil did the BBQ  & Rita the bar. The site was busy but not crowded.

Two people stood out for their dress, Brian as an airman and Ann as the Union Jack! – see the links below:

The Mayor & Lady mayoress attended and were escorted around the site by Alison Shead &  they had chance to view the croquet games, bowls and tennis. Then there was an unveiling of the SAMS* canteen plaque.

Below are 3 links to Merseyside newspaper articles:

Wirral war time canteen plaque re-dedicated by mayor

Mayor to re-dedicate Wirral war time canteen plaque

War-memorial for upton canteen

Upton in the Hundred of Wirral:

Web site dedicated to the history of Upton

*SAMS (Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, and Sailors).

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