The Borough of Halton which incorporates two towns, Runcorn and Widnes, is unique in that it’s the only Borough in the World to have THREE VC holders, who cover BOTH World Wars, ALL three services and ALL were named TOM!!!.
The committee are helping me to make my dream come true in having three statues, each dedicated to these very brave men.
The first statue is of Tom “Todger” Jones VC DCM WW1 Army. His statue s located in the Memorial Garden Greenway Rd, Runcorn.
The second statue is of Sgt. Thomas Mottershead VC DCM WW1 RFC now the RAF. His statue can be seen in Victoria Park Birchfield Rd, Widnes.
The third proposed third statue for Tom Wilkinson VC WW2 Royal Navy. His statue will be located in Spike island West Bank Widnes.
It is hoped his statue will be unveiled in the summer of 2022 – subject to our target of £65,000 being raised.
If anyone wishes to donate to the appeal, you can donate through PayPal, our web page PayPal link, Just giving and through our facebook page. Details below. Thank you
You can also donate by sending a cheque (NOT CASH) made out to
The Tom Wilkinson VC statue appeal.
And send it to
Tony Miller 27 Godstow, Sandymoor, Runcorn, WA7 1UE