Si­lent sil­hou­ettes speak­ing vol­umes

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Front Page - BY OLIVER CLAY

● Si­lent sil­hou­ettes are mapped out sup­port Hal­ton’s project.”

Cllr Rob Pol­hill, Hal­ton Bor­ough Coun­cil leader, said: “I am pleased to an­nounce that we are spon­sor­ing the Si­lent Sil­hou­ettes, and have also re­paired and cleaned the main war memo­ri­als across the bor­ough to mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War I.

“The si­lent sil­hou­ettes are the idea of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion as a ‘thankyou’ to the World War I gen­er­a­tion who served, sac­ri­ficed, re­built and changed the na­tion.

“There are dif­fer­ent sil­hou­ettes ● to sym­bol­ise the com­mu­ni­ties that took part in WWI.

“I think they are a great idea as they’ve al­lowed com­mu­ni­ties to dis­play their thanks and have also raised funds to­wards the work that the Le­gion does day in, day out to sup­port ser­vice per­son­nel, vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies.

“Let’s hope this year is the best col­lec­tion ever, on this the an­niver­sary of the end of WWI.”

One si­lent sil­hou­ette is to be dis­played out­side The Brind­ley Theatre is pro­vided by Mill­bank Hold­ings Ltd, an en­gi­neer­ing and tech­ni­cal re­source man­age­ment com­pany based in Run­corn.

David Ho­p­ley, Mill­bank manag­ing di­rec­tor, said: “We are very proud to be spon­sor­ing this cam­paign

“100 years ago the guns fell si­lent and it is time to thank all those who served, sac­ri­ficed and changed our world.”

Coun­cil leader Rob Pol­hill with one of the si­lent sil­hou­ettes

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