Our aims and objectives are, to have a statue of Tom Wilkinson VC erected in Spike Island West Bank, opposite the entrance of the Catalyst museum subject to HBC’s permission.
We have had the grave memorial on Tom Wilkinson family grave restored.
Which was done by Jack Hartley, who has restored many other long forgotten Headstones of young men who gave their all for our Country.
We are going to have two memorials dedicated to all Seafarers/Mariners of WW1 and WW2. One is going to be in Runcorn cemetery and the other by the statue of Tom Wilkinson VC. Wherever that maybe.
TOM WILKINSON VC STATUE & MEMORIAL APPEAL
Trading name :- The Tom Wilkinson VC statue appeal.
As you can see, the appeal have been successful in getting a statue for both Todger Jones VC DCM (Runcorn) & Tom Mottershead VC DCM (Widnes), but unfortunately, due to lack of funds and falling well short of our £65,000 target, Tom Wilkinson VC will NOT get a statue, but we will remember him with a Memorial stone, this will be sited somewhere in West Bank Widnes, very near his birth place.
As we are registered as a statue & Memorial Appeal with the Charity commission, we will if funds allow, remember other people/groups from either WW1 & WW2, and other conflicts. We will be remembering the Seafarers & Mariners of Widnes, like the Runcorn one.
LETS MAKE HALTON PROUD OF IT’s HEROES.