Celebrating 150 years of Bootle ‘town’
AHOST of famous faces are set to join residents across Sefton in wishing Bootle a very happy 150th birthday.
From Monday, October 22 to Saturday, October 27 all eyes will be on Bootle as the town celebrates its 150th year of incorporation with a week long series of events, talks, celebratory party and the unveiling of a special exhibition.
It’s part of a number of special occasions across South Sefton as both Bootle Strand Shopping Centre and the Girobank building mark their fiftieth birthdays.
Bootle’s 150th celebrations will include the unveiling of the refurbished Town Charter which was signed in 1868 and has not been seen by the public for decades.
The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson, said: “I can’t wait for everyone to see the refurbish Charter, which has been lovingly restored by the fantastic team at the Atkinson, Southport.
“It is set to be a fantastic six days of celebrating Bootle turning 150 years old with lots of different events including a special history talk, a themed tea dance by Sefton O.P.E.R.A. performances by the North West Charity Singers, and a huge 150th bash which includes performances from Rachael Russell & George Gallagher,
“I’ve also called on a few famous Bootleians to send special well wishes to their hometown on this landmark occasion so keep your eyes peeled!
“The fact that we are able to celebrate 150 years of Bootle at the same time as the Strand and the Girobank building turning 50 makes this an extra special occasion for us all.”
An exhibition displaying artefacts from Bootle’s history will be open from 10am5pm on Monday-Friday (October 22-Friday 26).
There will also be scavenger hunts for children and tours of Bootle Town Hall, conducted by the Mayor, on Monday 22 and Wednesday 24 at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm will also be held.
The full list of ticketed events at the Town Hall are:
● Monday 22: Sefton OPERA 150th Themed Tea Dance (1.30pm)
● Tuesday 23: North West Charity Singers (1pm)
● Wednesday 24: From Bootle to Broadway: It’s Coming Home – theatrical performance by SPACE Project (4pm)
● Thursday 25: Bootle History Talk with Hugh Hollinghurst (10.30am & 2pm)
● Friday 26: Waterloo & Crosby Theatre Group 150th Themed Bingo (7pm)
● Saturday 27: 150th Celebration Party including buffet, bar & live music (6.30pm)
For more information or to book tickets please call 0151 934 2062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson, with the refurbished Bootle Town Charter drawn up in 1868