International Workers Memorial Day 28th April 2021

Wednesday 28th April marks International Workers Memorial Day

Recognised by the UK government and 19 counties worldwide

The Purple Forget me not is the flower of the Workers Memorial

To mark International Workers Memorial Day this year the statue will be draped in a cloak of purple ribbons to honour those who have died at work.

On Tuesday 27th April at 5.30 the Lord Mayor of St Helens cllr Paul McQuade will lead a wreath laying ceremony at the Workers Memorial

Attended by Cllr Andy Bowden standing in for Conor McGinn MP, John Riley for the Workers Memorial Foundation, Cllr Nova Charlton standing in for Marie Rimmer CBE. MP, Kath ODwyer Chief Executive St Helens Council, Cllr David Baines, Council Leader, Cllr Richard McCauley for Unite St Helens Central

The Workers Memorial in Vera Page Park with the cloak of purple ribbons

The Covid19 epidemic has made the past year particularly distressing as so many workers have paid the ultimate price for their dedication and commitment

We must also take this opportunity to honour and give thanks to those are continuing to put themselves at risk doing vital work keeping the country running

Individual tributes can be laid anytime during the week beginning the 24th April to avoid any congestion at the memorial

You can also pay your respects by observing one minutes silence at 11am on the 28th

Remember those who have died and the families left behind

The Steve Prescott Bridge lit up purple for Workers Memorial Day

The Workers Memorial silhouetted against the Steve Prescott Bridge