A day of activities marking the centenary year of the end of the First World War will bring military vehicles and a re-enactment of a field hospital, as well as music, dance and educational events, to the centre of Eastleigh.
Eastleigh Remembers, which takes place on Saturday 15 September from 11am to 5pm, is a free event designed to give a flavour of both the First and Second World Wars. It takes place on the Leigh Road Recreation Ground, the site of a major clearing hospital for casualties during the 1914-18 conflict.
Attractions during Eastleigh Remembers include a re-enactment of a First World War Field Hospital, vintage military vehicles from Military Education Trust, a display of knitwear through the ages, military service and community stalls – and there’s even a chance to try your hand at semaphore.
Entertainment will be provided by international Dame Vera Lynn tribute artist Diane James, The Romsey Old Cadets Marching Band, the Spitfires (14th Eastleigh Scout & Guide Band), Hampshire Youth Dance Company, performance poet Dave Hubble and The Lindy Club Swing Dance.
Eastleigh Remembers is organised by the Council’s Eastleigh Local Area Committee (ELAC). Chair of ELAC Councillor Paul Bicknell said:
‘Eastleigh Remembers is part of a series of events paying tribute to the contribution made by the Borough and its residents during wartime. I am sure that visitors will find the event informative and entertaining.’