Last Friday I was delighted to officially become the first female member of the Eastham Home Guard Club. This is a result of the club opening up their membership for the first time to women. The decision was taken at the club’s 70th AGM in April.

I would like to congratulate the club on their decision and thank them for welcoming me along to their premises to receive my certificate to mark the momentous occasion. The decision to allow women members to join coincides with the clubs 70th anniversary celebrations.

The club is still keeping the community spirt and comradeship that helped people during the Second World War alive 70 years on.

Historically during the Second World War the Wirral was defended by the 21st Battalion Cheshire Home Guard and responsibility for the defence of Bromborough and Eastham fell to “D” Company, based at Mendell in Bromborough.

The Eastham Home Guard Club keeps the comradeship of the Second World War and the “D” company alive and it plays an important role in developing community cohesion.

It was set up by volunteers at the time who wanted to keep this comradeship going following Home Guards nationwide receiving the “stand down” order.

I hope to see this community spirit being built on even more now that it is open to all members of the community.

I would really like to see more female members joining me in becoming members. If you are interested in joining the social club you can contact the Secretary Phil Gould on 0151 327 2728.


Written by Alison McGovern MP for Wirral News

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