Blue plaque honours Helen Forrester

Published: 16 June 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Stage play writer Rob Fennah with author Helen Forrester

In celebration of Helen Forrester's100th birthday, a blue plaque is to be erected outside the late author's family home in Hoylake, Wirral.

The unveiling takes place next spring and will coincide with the opening of a national theatre tour of By The Waters Of Liverpool, a new period drama based on her multi-million selling autobiography.

Born June 6, 1919, Helen's wealthy family were thrown into poverty when her father went bankrupt during the Great Depression.

The 11-week national tour will open at Wirral’s New Brighton Floral Pavilion from March 3–8, just a few miles from where Helen was born.

Following the Wirral dates, it will continue to Stockport, Warrington, St Helens, Lancaster, Crewe, Southport, Rhyl, Swansea, Darlington and Malvern. A second leg of the tour will be announced shortly.