Mersey Ferries rename Pier Head terminal in honour of Gerry Marsden

Mersey Ferries rename Pier Head terminal in honour of Gerry Marsden

by Tom Martin (May 2022)

MERSEY Ferries passengers will now arrive at the ‘The Liverpool Gerry Marsden Ferry

Terminal’, after the Pier Head building was renamed in honour of the Merseybeat icon.

Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram and members of Gerry’s family were on hand to mark the official renaming, as a new mural was unveiled within the terminal building.

Gerry, who passed away in January 2021, will forever be associated with the ferries for his song ‘Ferry Cross The Mersey’, the world famous anthem recorded with his group Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1964.

Gerry performed on many occasions in Southport during his early days, including a small club off Lord Street and performances at Southport Theatre.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Gerry’s daughter Yvette Marbeck said: “We are extremely proud and honoured at this wonderful tribute to Dad.  Along with his music, this will be a lasting legacy.

“Dad loved this city and its people, and he would be so proud having the ferry terminal renamed in his honour, as his song ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’ states “cos this land’s the place I love, and here I’ll stay.”



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