Tag: War memorial

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.…

United in peace

Remembrance Sunday Parade

Representatives from Eastleigh’s twin towns joined a record crowd of townsfolk to commemorate Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial on Leigh road recreation ground. Veterans, servicemen, cadets, members of the emergency services and local scout and guides joined Eastleigh’s Mayor Rupert Kyrle and the Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire Andrew Kent Esq  for the service led…

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…

Peace restored?

In a lively debate which saw some sharp exchanges between councillors and members of the public, Fair Oak Parish council voted overwhelmingly in favour of renaming the village war memorial as ‘The Peace Memorial’ last night The council permitted members of the public to make representations and a statement from a war veteran in favour…

A War Veteran speaks out…

The name of Fair Oak’s War Memorial should not be changed. That is the opinion of Norman Brown MBE, one of Hampshire’s senior surviving WW2 veterans and Chairman of the Eastleigh & Chandlers Ford District branch of the Royal British Legion. Tonight, Fair Oak Parish Councillors will meet to decide if the name of the…

War & Peace?

Fair Oak’s War Memorial which has stood in the heart of the picturesque Village Square since 1919, will be the centre of debate tomorrow evening when the Parish Council meets to consider a change to the monument’s name. The Council will choose whether to retain the name “Fair Oak War Memorial”, by which it has…