Hayling Island U3A - April Update 2

My apologies to Mike. I was supposed to include this note in Sunday's Update email. Please pass this on to anyone you know that might be able to help...

We are seeking help.

Hayling Island U3A is undertaking research into the Social History of the Island from 1919 - 1946. To date we have discovered fifteen Service men who lost their lives during WW2 who are not commemorated on the memorial plaques in St. Mary’s Church, and it is hoped that in 2019 an additional plaque will be placed alongside the existing plaques. We are asking any relatives of men or women who lost their lives to make contact with us so that, not only can they be remembered in St. Mary’s Church, but also in the book we plan to publish in 2019.

It has also come to our notice that nowhere on Hayling Island is there a record or memorial for the civilians who lost their lives through enemy action. This omission we plan to rectify, because we feel it is important that future generations should not forget the sacrifice residents made during the War years. It is being planned that a suitable wooden plaque will be prepared and placed in the Community Centre  to commemorate Hayling Residents in late 2019.

We need any relatives to come forward and talk with us to ensure as far as possible we do not omit any loved one.

We are holding the following Coffee mornings, when you are welcome to  have a chat with us:

  • Friday 20th April at the United Reform Church;
  • Thursday 26th April at T @ the Park,  Hayling Community Centre;
  • Wednesday 16th May at Northney Tea Rooms; and
  • Tuesday the 19th June at  ‘the Ark’, St. Peters Church, Northney.

We shall be at all the venues between 10-30 and noon.  If you are unable to come along then please contact us at changingyears@haylingu3a.org.uk.

Michael Burnham
Hayling Island U3A