Round up - Memories of August 1914 Event
Merseyside Police has thanked the hundreds of thousands of
people who have been in Liverpool since Wednesday, 23 July, to
see the Memories of August 1914 event.
Huge numbers of visitors and local people have turned
out to see the return of the Little Girl Giant and her dog
Xolo, along with the new Grandmother Giant.
The giants have enchanted the crowds, touring the city, putting
on spectacular shows in Newsham Park and Clarence Dock and finally
leaving on a boat down the River Mersey today, Sunday, 27 July.
Silver Commander for the event, Chief Superintendent Jon Ward,
said: "I'd like to thank everyone who has come to see the Giants
for creating a fantastic atmosphere in Liverpool over the last five
"The event has combined a huge spectacle of street theatre with
some very poignant moments as people mark the 100th
anniversary of the start of World War One.
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"The Giants have once again proved hugely popular and there's no
doubt the crowd's enthusiasm, good-humour and patience have
contributed to making the event the enormous success it
"I am also pleased to say that we have had no arrests over the
five days, which is a credit to the people of Merseyside and
everyone who has visited us.
"We have worked with our partners, including Liverpool City
Council, for a number of months to plan the event, and I'd like to
thank them for their support. I'd also like to acknowledge
the professionalism of the officers on duty along with that of the
hundreds of volunteers who have given up their time to make
the event run smoothly.
"Memories of August 1914 has created lots of interest both
across the UK and around the world. Liverpool is renowned for
showcasing events of this magnitude in style and I'm
pleased people have, once again, had the opportunity to see what a
great place our city is."