Ian Davies, a crew member at Hoylake RNLI and a regular contributor here at HoylakeJunction.com has been in touch to let us all know about a memorial service taking place this week that has links to Hoylake.
(Ellan Vannin is Manx for Isle of Man)
[there is] a memorial service taking place this Thursday (3rd December) to remember all those who lost their lives on the SS Ellan Vannin disaster in 1909 (more news here).
The connection to us at Hoylake Lifeboat is that we attended the disaster in the NNW hurricane and we actually have a picture of the lifeboat returning in full sail from that unsuccessful service 100 years ago on show as part of our history in pictures. The Ellan Vannin sank in the area roughly looking between the last two turbines (east or right looking from Hoylake promenade) of the Burbo Bank wind farm at the entrance to the Queens channel. The ferry service departs Liverpool landing stage @ 10:00HRS on Thursday.