Herald - Issue 427

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Local • Reliable Service The D-Day Lepe Heritage Group Success at the New Forest Heritage Centre in Lyndhurst by Patricia Hedley-Goddard On the 3rd July our Group completed an extremely successful 3 week long Exhibition in the Gallery Room which attracted 6305 visitors over that period. Ian, our Chairman was delighted to meet, and to have discussions with many interested and interesting people, and to receive some very complimentary remarks in our visitors book. Alan Bartlett from Victoria, in Australia, wrote: “Fantastic, I learnt so much”. “Incredible detail—great Exhibition. What an amazing generation” from Barbara Mainey who lives on the Wirral in Cheshire. Wendy and Maurice Jago from Saskatchewan in Canada wrote: “What a wonderful display. Very informative. Thank you so much for making this material available. Wishing you every success”. From Poole in Dorset: “A real insight into what happened on the 6th June and also the build-up. After listening to my Dad’s memories of D-Day when he was posted on a ship to South Africa and seeing all the movement of ships in the sea, this is an eye opener. Thank you” Sheiler and Dave Stevens PLUS 89 year old G.Sawyer who lives in Peterborough. ere were many more very appreciative and story of surviving veteran Cecil Newton, in his 99th year, who still performs an annual commemoration to his fallen comrades at the 4th/7th Dragoon Memorial on Lepe Beach. On the 3rd June each year, Cecil reads out the names of his comrades, then travels to Gold Beach in Normandy on the next day, and performs another ceremony at their Memorial in France. On Sunday 26th June, Matt Simpson arrived at the Lyndhurst Heritage Centre for the day, with his WW2 Willy’s Jeep, which was a wonderful sight and attracted and enormous amount of attention. ank you to Matt for his generosity in spending a day with us. Our grateful thanks to the Trustees of the Lyndhurst Heritage Centre, and particularly Angus Harley, Clare Alderson and all the sta for their hospitality in hosting the event. WW2 Willy’s Jeep c o m p l i m e n t a r y comments from people both locally, throughout England and worldwide. A Dutch couple were particularly moved by the New Outdoor Community Space at St Andrew’s Since mid-June, local tradesmen from E. Williams Landscapes have been hard at work, transforming the frontage of St Andrew’s Dibden Purlieu into a new kind of community space. e front lawn has been updated with three sets of raised beds, with resin footing and wooden benches so that visitors can sit and chat, or watch the world go by for a while. Planted with lavender, thyme and other plants, the beds will encourage bees and other pollinators. e Co ee House now also has a purpose-built seating area with a decorative wooden fence and a view over the landscape. is update is phase one of ‘Project Refresh’, an initiative of Dibden Churches to update St Andrew’s Church and Centre with new outdoor gathering spaces, roof repairs, and fresh o ce windows, as well as updating the side chapel and lawn. Rector Peter Toller says: “Phase one has been two years in the planning, and has been delayed by Covid, but the results are well worth the wait. We’re looking to offer support to the local community in various ways, including breathing space and a listening ear. And we know there’s a call for outdoor seating Our thanks to Dan and Cee Jay for doing such a great job. Drop by any time!” Managing Director Gareth Williams of E Williams Landscapes says: “We love to get involved with community projects such as this. We realise the requirement, now more than ever, for outdoor socialising spaces. This is a wonderful example of one that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, for years to come. It’s been a pleasure working with the Church and its staff on this. We are looking forward to future projects to continue the excellent work that is being carried out to develop the area.” New outdoor community space A Car Boot Sale takes place at Memorial Car Park in Totton on Sundays 7th and 21st August from 9am to 12noon (weather permitting). No booking is required. Any size car £5 and the area is hard standing. Please take your own tables. Hand sanitising stations will be in place, please try to keep your distance. Use of community centre toilets, some free parking available. For more information please call: 023 8086 3769 or: 07503 484237 or just turn up. Car Boot Sale

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