Tag: World War 1

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…

German WW1 wrecks found in Portsmouth Harbour

A combination of historical research and archaeology has helped maritime researchers identify the remains of two First World War German destroyers in Portsmouth Harbour. The destroyers, one of which fought at the Battle of Jutland, were taken as war trophies by Britain in 1919 and used for target practice before being sold for scrap. Today,…

Sunken wartime wrecks go online

Exceptional diving conditions this summer, with underwater visibility to rival tropical waters, has allowed archaeologists to capture amazing photographs of First World War shipwrecks and record the sites in stunning detail thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. These photographs have been used to create online 3D models of entire wrecks allowing divers and…

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.…

Share your WWI memories

Hampshire Museums Service  are looking for memories and memorabilia from World  War I. The project, Hampshire’s Big Theme 1914, is a five year programme of activities that will commemorate the centenary of the First World War. During 2014 a programme of exhibitions and events which will focus on the 100th commemoration of the First World War.  Funded by…