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As the borough of Sefton marks the 50th anniversary of its creation, those people and places that make it a fantastic place to live, work and visit are being honoured.

To mark Sefton reaching its half century, having been formed on 1st April 1974, the Council wants to throw a spotlight on what makes Sefton a unique and wonderful part of the UK.

With its world-famous, 22-mile coastline, Sefton is home to nearly 280,000 people, to thousands of businesses, to rare wildlife, world famous events and a number of famous faces.

As part of the celebrations people of all ages are being encouraged to share their personal stories of life growing up in Sefton, their memories and experiences, and give their predictions on what they think Sefton will be like in another 50 years’ time.

These stories will be collated and kept safe inside two special time capsules, to be located at either end of the Borough, and only reopened after another 50 years, in 2074.

People wanting to share their Sefton stories should please contact us here.

Sefton CVS' Hearts of Gold Project


As the borough of Sefton celebrates 50 years since its inception, Sefton CVS will also be celebrating their own 50th anniversary this year!

To mark the occasion, Sefton CVS will be celebrating the work of the VCF sector in Sefton over the last 50 years with projects and events throughout the year.

Their heritage project will engage and involve communities to celebrate Sefton’s people and places, with the anniversary the focus for an activity programme particularly raising social and cultural heritage awareness, with a focus on three themes:

Unsung Heroes: people who have influenced and shaped the borough, its communities and neighbourhoods. The inspiration for the ‘Hearts of Gold’ theme, these will include founding members of local charities and other loved and respected local institutions.
• Special Places: including buildings and spaces that have become part of the local landscape and Sefton landmarks 
• Memorable Events: from local galas, fairs, Royal Visits and celebrations to international occasions, including sport, art and culture, in town, coast and country locations.

The project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, has already provided grants of up to £2,000 for groups across Sefton to run heritage projects and activities between October 2023 and March 2024.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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