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SS Alfred H Read & SS Charles Livingston Memorial Unveiling

Photographs  Peter Challis 2014

On Monday May 19, 2014 two plaques were unveiled at the entrance to Perch Rock car park, New Brighton, Wirral to remember the loss of two Mersey pilot vessels the SS ALFRED H READ during WWI sunk by an enemy mine on December 28, 1917 and the SS CHARLES LIVINGSTON which sank in a storm on November 25, 1939 during WWII.

The instigator of the plaques Carl Leckey explained to the audience that the reasons for locating the series of plaques along the river-front, that they have been sited as close to the tragedies to which they relate and the two commemoration plaques unveiled today thus sited at the closest point on land to the sinking of the two unfortunate pilot boats out in Liverpool Bay.


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