On 26 March 2016 peace activists from Merseyside Peace Network marked 100 years since conscription was enacted during World War One. This was a tribute reading of some of the names of the conscientious objectors (COs) who were incarcerated in Walton Prison.
On 11 November this year we will be back at Walton Prison to remember all the COs who continued to be incarcerated after the armistice. The suffering that these COs endured must never be forgotten. The last of the COs were still being called up and imprisoned as late as 1919.
We will read out some of the names of those COs who were imprisoned at Walton during the First World War, and some of the names of COs who are currently jailed throughout the world. This is in advance of us marking Prisoners for Peace Day on 1 December.
Walton Prison is at 68 Hornby Road Liverpool L9 3DF.
For more details please contact the Merseyside Peace Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel directions: Walton Prison is close to both Rice Lane & Walton railway stations. See here for the bus and train timetables.
68 Hornby Road
Liverpool, MSY L9 3DF