Tag: Poppy Day

Eastleigh prepares to remember

Eastleigh’s remembrance sunday service marking the centeneary of the Armistaice on the 11 November will feature two new additions to the town’s war memorial – two granite and marble monoliths bearing the names of Eastleigh’s “Glorious Dead” – all those who fell during the First and Second World War. Last year Eastleigh Local Area Committee…

Eastleigh remembers the fallen

Remembrance Sunday 2104 A record crowd assembled on Eastleigh recreation ground on Remembrance Sunday to honour the memory of the town’s fallen. The exceptionalyl mild weather and the World War One centenary boosted numbers at the service which was led by Salvation Army Envoy Margaret Moore and organised by the Eastleigh and District Royal British…

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…

Local Children Remember the Fallen

Year four children from Shakespeare Junior School, Shakespeare Road, have concluded this term’s study of life on the Home Front in World War 2 by visiting Eastleigh War Memorial for their own remembrance ceremony. As part of their studies they were visited by a member of the British Legion who told them all about his…

Poppy Tin Theft – Man Charged

An Eastleigh man has been charged in connection with the heartless theft of a charity collection tin. A Royal British Legion poppy collection tin was stolen from the Co- Op store on Fair Oak Road, Eastleigh on Saturday, November 13. It is not known how much money was in the tin. The man , aged…

We Will Remember Them…

The centre of Eastleigh came to a stop today (Sunday 14th November) as the community gathered together at the town’s ‘Angel of Mons’ war memorial to remember the fallen of two world wars. Led by his worship, The Mayor of Eastleigh John Caldwell and his chaplain the Reverend Ian Bird, representatives from all political parties,…