UPDATE – THE TOM WILKINSON VC STATUE APPEAL 29/12/2020
The committee have had discussions with the Landlord of the Mersey Hotel, aka The Snig in Mersey road West Bank Widnes who has kindly offered to site the Memorial to Act. Lt. Tom Wilkinson VC in the grounds of The Mersey Hotel.
This decision was not taken lightly, we feel that Halton Borough Council (HBC) have not supported this appeal in any way.
It saddens us that the only Widnes man to be awarded the Victoria Cross in WW2 will not have a statue, or be commemorated on HBC land.
Unfortunately the Statue Appeal has been unable to access grant applications; grants which were vital for a statue.
However, we are proud that we have raised enough money for a Memorial to this great man and everyone who he represents, — “All those who have gone into a situation, where they knew they could pay the ultimate price, whilst serving their country.
The date for unveiling will be the 79th anniversary of the actions of Tom Wilkinson; 14 February 2021; weather and Covid19 permitted.
We would like to thank all who supported the Appeal
So far this appeal still doesn’t have a final site for the Memorial stones for Act. Tom Wilkinson VC or the Seafarers of Widnes who sailed during WW1 & WW2.
When we eventually find out, we will post it on here and our Facebook page