Tag: British Legion

Town marks WW1 anniversary

One hundred years ago trains thundered through Eastleigh carrying the British Expeditionary Force to Southampton and on to an appointment with destiny at Mons. Last night Eastleigh townsfolk gathered at the war memorial statue of the Angel of Mons to commemorate the start of the war that was meant to “end all wars.” Around eighty…

Candlelight vigil to mark WW1 anniversary

There will be a candlelight vigil at the town’s newly refurbished War Memorial tonight to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. The ceremony has been arranged by Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford British Legion and will run from 10pm – 11pm this evening at the memorial on Leigh Rd recreation ground.…

Town remembers the fallen

  A crowd of up to 1,000 Eastleigh townsfolk joined veterans, servicemen and cadets gathered on the recreation ground today (Sunday 11 Nov) to pay homage to the fallen of two world wars, Eastleigh’s first citizen, Mayor Malcolm Cross accompanied by the Deputy Lieutenant  of Hampshire Andrew Kent were joined by  MP Mike Thornton and…

Eastleigh pays tribute to the fallen

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The centre of Eastleigh came to a standstill yesterday as the community gathered together at the town’s ‘Angel of Mons’ war memorial to remember the fallen. One of the largest crowds for years assembled on the recreation ground to watch the ceremony Led by His Worship, The Mayor of Eastleigh Wayne Irish and his chaplain…