Saturday, May 25, 2013

Couple Specialized Training continues to Liverpool

After we finished our tour in Preston, the coach drove us to Liverpool where we were greeted by tons of people.  It was a holiday weekend for the children.  Families had come to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of WWII.  We dropped off by the Beatles museum and we walked to the Gusto Restaurant where we had a delicious Italian lunch.   The next hour and a half exploring in the Maritime Museum.  The were artifacts and details about the Titanic and other large ships.  Our last stop was to go to the docks where the Saints left England to travel to America.  There is a beautiful monument in their honor.  The same monument is in Hull with different inscriptions on the base of the statue.  George Cumberland Wilson Jr. and his dear wife, Lucy Ellen Ellis Wilson along with their 2 year old son, George Harold Wilson came to America from Liverpool.  We were on sacred ground where faithful Saints left their homeland to be with the Saints in Zion. 

The crown on top means Queen sent her post (mail) here.

Yellow Submarine docked next to the small Titanic


Legacy Sculpture by Mark DeGraffenried, 2001
This statue of a young family commemorates migration from Liverpool to the new world. 
It was given to the people of Liverpool by the Mormon Church as a tribute to the many families from all over Europe who embarked on a brave and pioneering voyage from Liverpool to start a new life in America. 
It is estimated that in total approximately nine million people emigrated through the port. 
The sculpture is cast in bronze; the child stepping forward symbolizes migration to the unknown world whilst the child playing with a crab indicates a deep association with the sea. 

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Policemen in Liverpool
Ready to leave Liverpool

Sister Kay Louise Wilson and Elder Edmond Wilson with Elder David  and Sister Sharilyn Wilson

Friday, May 24, 2013

Couples Specialized Training in Preston

We had a delicious dinner at the President & Sister Lindley's home.

Elder and Sister Johansson

Sister Lindley's training

President Lindley's training
President Lindley in his top hat.

Sister Lindley prepared a yummy breakfast Saturday morning. 

Elder and Sister Olson are ready for the coach ride to Preston.

Elder and Sister Brinkerhoff are relaxing in the back.

Elder and Sister Jeppsen are enjoying the ride.

President & Sister Lindley are at the front of the coach.

Elder and Sister Gebhardt enjoy the front seats on the right.

Elder and Sister David Wilson are ready for the adventure in Preston and Liverpool.

Peter was our personal tour guide for two hours on our walking tour of Preston.

This is the flat where Gordon Hinckley lived when he was a missionary in Preston.

Peter showed us where the Cock Pit use to be
 where the first Conference was held

Town Crier
Carriage entrance

This is the obelisk  were President Hinckley stood in the town center to preach the Gospel

Wilfred Street Lodging (south-west corner of Wilfred & Fox Streets) where
Elder Heber C. Kimball and his missionary companions  stayed when they arrived in Preston on 22 July 1837

This is the first Kentucky Fried Chicken in England.


There is a beautiful Avenham Park that is close to the Ribble River.
 It has a Japanese Garden where several plaques about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

RIVER RIBBLE where the first Saints were baptized on 30 July 1837

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"Happy are we!"
Sister Kay Wilson-Elder Edmond Wilson with Elder & Sister Wilson