Tag: World War 2

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…

Local charity reveals wartime role in U-Boat attack

Following the possible discovery of the sunken remains of the first British ship to be sunk in World War Two, a Hampshire based charity has revealed its role in caring for the survivors. Marine scientist and author David Mearns claims to have found the wreck of the SS Athenia, which sank into the Atlantic off…

Eastleigh’s local history mystery

  Eastleigh’s revived local history society is asking for help in identifying photos of people and places stored in its picture archive. The society has uploaded around 300 photos to its new website and plans to put up more as a permanent resource for those interested in the history of our borough The first batch…

Hampshire at War

A fascinating new documentary describing wartime activities in Hampshire, from 1939-1945, during the dramatic days of World War 2, has recently been released on DVD by the Bristol based production company 1st-Take Entitled Hampshire At War and based on the book of the same name, the documentary is presented by its author, the best-selling Social Historian…

Wartime Bunker Unearthed

Engineers have uncovered a World War II bunker, said to be  of “national significance”, while digging a trench on the former airfield site at Hamble. The bunker was found on land behind Hamble Lane by engineers from contractor 4Delivery who were laying a new sewer for Southern Water. During World War 2, Hamble’s North Airfield was…