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Hayling Island U3A are seeking help

Hayling Island U3A are undertaking research into the Social History of the Island from 1919 - 1946. Members are keen to seek the help of readers in their work. To date we have discovered fifteen Service men who lost their lives during WW2 who are not commemorated on the Memorial plaques in St. Mary’s Church, and it is hoped that in 2019 an additional plaque will be placed alongside the existing plaques. We are asking any relatives of men who lost their lives to make contact with us so that not only can they be remembered in St. Mary’s Church but also in the book we plan to publish in 2019.

It has also come to our notice that nowhere on Hayling Island is there a record or memorial for the Civilians who lost their lives through enemy action.

This omission we plan to rectify, because we feel it is important that future generations should not forget the sacrifice residents made during the War years. It is being planned that a suitable wooden plaque will be prepared and placed in the Community Centre to commemorate Hayling Residents in late 2019.

We do need any relatives to come forward and talk with us to ensure as far as possible we do not omit any loved one.

We shall be attending the following Coffee mornings, when you are welcome to have a chat with us;  Wednesday 16th. May at Northey Tea Rooms and Tuesday the 19th. June at ‘the Ark’, St. Peters Church, Northney.

We shall be at all the venues between 10-30 and noon. If you are unable to come along then please contact us at: changingyears@haylingu3a.org.uk

By: 
Michael Burnham, Hayling Island
Posted on Tue, April 17 2018