Thursday, September 23, 2021
To honour and remember our dear friend Gerry Marsden, who sadly passed away earlier this year, we have unveiled a proposal to rename the Pier Head Ferry Terminal as The Liverpool Gerry Marsden Ferry Terminal.
The proposed new name would commemorate Gerry’s unique link to Mersey Ferries and create a lasting tribute to the beloved Liverpool icon.
Gerry’s world-famous song 'Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey' will be played on the ferry for many years to come and is an important part of our daily River Explorer Cruises. We will never forget the incredible music Gerry created and want to celebrate his legacy by renaming one of our ferry terminals in his memory.
The proposals have been developed through discussions Gerry’s family. A Spokesperson for the Marsden family said:
"Gerry was an amazing Husband, Dad and Grandad and his loss has left a huge gap for the family.
Gerry was a larger-than-life character who touched so many hearts. He always had a special place in his heart for Mersey Ferries and was so proud to be associated with them. This seems such a fitting tribute to celebrate that relationship and create a legacy for the region.”
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram commented:
“Gerry was an iconic figure whose music helped establish our region on a global scale. He was a proud champion of the Liverpool City Region, and we are forever grateful to him for the legacy he leaves. His words forever immortalised our famous Mersey Ferry in the minds of so many.
As Metro Mayor of the city region, I want to pay tribute to Gerry on behalf of the 1.6 million people in our region and properly commemorate his contributions. I can think of no more fitting celebration than the ‘Gerry Marsden Ferry Terminal’, where his name – like his music - will live on for generations to come.”
Have your say and let us know what you think of our proposal by answering a few simple questions here the consultation period ends on Sunday 3 October 2021.
We also have a limited number of feedback postcards which can be completed at Pier Head and Woodside Ferry Terminals.
Thank you for the incredible music and memories Gerry, we will never forget you!
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