Local tributes to Her Majesty the Queen
By The Editor
9th Sep 2022 | Local News
Andrew Collinge: "I was deeply saddened when I heard the news of The Queen's death. She was a remarkable person who dedicated her life to service. She always seemed to be a constant presence and a calming influence in the unsettling and challenging times we presently live in. I think it's going to take some time to accept that she's no longer with us.
"My wife Liz and I had the honour of meeting the Queen when we were invited to the wedding of Edward and Sophie. Although the wedding reception was at Windsor Castle, the whole occasion was quite informal and relaxed.
"Liz and I were talking to another couple prior to lunch when the Queen casually walked up to us on her own and started chatting about what a lovely service it had been and that she hoped we were enjoying ourselves.
"After a bit more conversation she then went off to talk to others nearby. It was a memorable moment as she made us feel totally at ease and came across not as the Monarch we would have expected to meet, but as a happy mother of the groom making everyone feel welcome.
"Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad time."
Heswall councillor Andrew Hodson: "My first thoughts are that our much admired and loved Queen has always been present in my life from a child to a young man to the present day.
"Everybody is aware that she has led an exemplary life and has been held in great respect even by those who may not be monarchists.
"I know she will be missed by the whole nation, especially in the difficult times we are facing."
Nigel Lanceley, former High Sheriff of Merseyside: "Along with many of my age and younger, the Queen has been a constant presence in our lives. She has not put a foot wrong in over 70 years and has been an example for us all.
"If we could follow that example the world will be a better place.
"The Lord Lieutenant and his deputies are the Queen's representatives in our area and we are all committed to Her Majesty and her family. We are all deeply saddened.
"Looking to the future we want to celebrate her time with us and follow her outstanding example of a long life, well lived.
"Long live the King."