UPDATED: Saturday and Sunday timetable and route for Liverpool's Giant Spectacular Memories of August 1914 event

Flashback to the 2012 spectacular

Flashback to the 2012 spectacular

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HUNDREDS of people from St Helens are expected to descend on Liverpool for the Giant Spectacular today.

As people visiting, working or living in the city are being advised to plan ahead and leave plenty of time for their journey here's a timetable and route for Memories of August 1914 event on Saturday and Sunday.

 


 

 

Saturday, July 26

LITTLE GIRL + XOLO

10.00am - 1.30pm (Approx)

Leave Newsham Park at 10.00am via Gardners Drive and Sheil Road, onto her bus in Kensington, onto Low Hill, Erskine Street and Islington, hopping off her bus onto Commutation Row to William Brown Street and arrives at Queensway Tunnel entrance at 1.30pm.

 

4.30pm - 7.30pm (Approx)

Following a siesta at Queensway Tunnel entrance, they will wake up at 4.30pm, and leave via Old Haymarket, Victoria Street, Crosshall Street, Dale Street, Castle Street, James Street, across The Strand onto Mann Island, continue on Canada Boulevard, Water Street, New Quay, Bath Street, Waterloo Road to arrive at Clarence Dock at 7.30pm.

 

GRANDMOTHER

10.00am - 1.00pm Approx)

Wakes up in Newsham Park at 10.00am, leaves via Gardners Drive, Sheil Road, onto Kensington, Low Hill, Erskine Street and Islington, onto Commutation Row and William Brown Street, passes the Queensway Tunnel entrance, up Old Haymarket and St John's Lane and arrives at St George's Hall at 1.00pm.

 

4.30pm - 7.30pm (Approx)

Leaves St George's Hall at 4.30pm after a siesta, walks down Queen Square Bus Station, Whitechapel, Paradise Street, Liver Street, The Strand, onto Mann Island, continue on Canada Boulevard, Water Street, New Quay, Waterloo Road, arrives at Clarence Dock at 7.30pm.

 


 

Sunday, July 27

LITTLE GIRL, XOLO & GRANDMOTHER

10am - noon (Approx)

All the Giants wake up at Clarence Dock and leave at 10.00am, walk on Waterloo Road, Bath Street, New Quay and The Strand onto Canning Dock where they will depart at noon (approx). The Giants will then leave Liverpool down the River Mersey.

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9:35am Fri 25 Jul 14

jumperr says...

Does st helens get anything out of being in merseyside,it seems if their are any scraps left you might get even a only a ittle bit of them
Does st helens get anything out of being in merseyside,it seems if their are any scraps left you might get even a only a ittle bit of them jumperr
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9:55am Fri 25 Jul 14

keepitreel says...

you must be joking,we will get nothing from this,this is just a money making scheme wrapped up in nostalgia,the grandmother wasnt even in the show untill a few weeks ago,so how can she be telling the story of how millions died in the war,will it mention the futility of war or will it be a glossed over summery about just LIVERPOOL pals,did it need to have the puppet recycled for a different story,no it is just to fill the tills in the local shops bars and cafes,ST HELENS what will we get,the same as the poor lads who left from this town only to be lied to and sent to oblivion,nothing.
you must be joking,we will get nothing from this,this is just a money making scheme wrapped up in nostalgia,the grandmother wasnt even in the show untill a few weeks ago,so how can she be telling the story of how millions died in the war,will it mention the futility of war or will it be a glossed over summery about just LIVERPOOL pals,did it need to have the puppet recycled for a different story,no it is just to fill the tills in the local shops bars and cafes,ST HELENS what will we get,the same as the poor lads who left from this town only to be lied to and sent to oblivion,nothing. keepitreel
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4:03pm Fri 25 Jul 14

EpicConcern says...

Of course St Helens people get something out of this, the opportunity to travel out of the town and see what a real town centre with actual shops and people who visit them to buy things is like.
Of course St Helens people get something out of this, the opportunity to travel out of the town and see what a real town centre with actual shops and people who visit them to buy things is like. EpicConcern
  • Score: 16

4:38pm Fri 25 Jul 14

jumperr says...

That's why the question is asked let's have some,and why don't we,
That's why the question is asked let's have some,and why don't we, jumperr
  • Score: -2

2:32pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Hughwithaview says...

This has nothing to do with commemorating the start of the 1st World War in 1914. Too many young men set off with optimism and the promise it would all be over soon only to find themselves caught up in a hell on earth and a very low chance of survival. For the thousands who perished we should be conducting all commemorations with dignity and respect.

This is the problem I have with the Giant Puppets - the Grandmother passing wind, the Little Girl urinating on the floor?

If this is what people want then so be it but do not try to attach it to the anniversary of the war - just call it what it is - a day out, a spectacle and a money spinner for Liverpool
This has nothing to do with commemorating the start of the 1st World War in 1914. Too many young men set off with optimism and the promise it would all be over soon only to find themselves caught up in a hell on earth and a very low chance of survival. For the thousands who perished we should be conducting all commemorations with dignity and respect. This is the problem I have with the Giant Puppets - the Grandmother passing wind, the Little Girl urinating on the floor? If this is what people want then so be it but do not try to attach it to the anniversary of the war - just call it what it is - a day out, a spectacle and a money spinner for Liverpool Hughwithaview
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5:23pm Thu 31 Jul 14

frankly says...

I wont mention the transport system that didn't put any extra trains on for such an event . I went for the 0930 ish train to find about 200 people on the platform.. the usual TWO CARRIAGE train arrived full to the brim and nobody got on it.. I then went to get the bus, and that was almost the same, leaving the bus station full, so none on that route got on as well. and it was the same returning to St Helens.. Sorry, at the start I said I wont mention it...RUDDY PATHETIC
I wont mention the transport system that didn't put any extra trains on for such an event . I went for the 0930 ish train to find about 200 people on the platform.. the usual TWO CARRIAGE train arrived full to the brim and nobody got on it.. I then went to get the bus, and that was almost the same, leaving the bus station full, so none on that route got on as well. and it was the same returning to St Helens.. Sorry, at the start I said I wont mention it...RUDDY PATHETIC frankly
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