Herald - Issue 389

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Peter King, chair of HPHA welcomed this support saying: “This is a great start to our funding campaign to support the restoration of historic and much loved pier railway. We are very grateful to the Beaulieu Beaufort Foundation for their support and endorsement of our plans”. He added: “These funds will be used to buy the materials we need to begin the work to rebuild the railway carriages which are in a poor state of repair. The work will begin once the current restrictions imposed due the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis have been lifted “. e Hythe Pier railway rst began operating in the summer of 1922 and apart from a short period following the collision with the pier by the dredger ‘Donald Redford’ in 2003 it has been operating continuously throughout the last 98 years. It is recognised in the renowned Guinness Book of Records as the ‘longest continuously running electric pier train in the world’. e Hythe Pier Heritage Association was established as a community group during the autumn of 2016 following the announcement by the former operator White Horse Ferries, that the ferry service between Hythe Pier and Town Quay in Southampton might close, It has since registered as a community bene ts society in February 2018 and was granted exempt charitable status by HMRC later that year. Volunteers are now working on a plan to secure a long term lease of the Victorian pier and seek major funding to restore and redevelop it to create a community facility for public bene t and to advance the education of the history and heritage of the pier, train and ferry in the community. If you would like to nd out more then you can contact Hythe Pier Heritage Association by email info@hythepierha.org.uk or go to www.hythepierha. org.uk Hythe Pier Train #BlossomWatch is designed to emulate Japan’s Hanami - an ancient celebration of the blossom season. People are being asked to join in this marking of the rst sign of spring by looking out for trees and bushes in ower, pausing for a moment to enjoy the eeting beauty of blossom and sharing images on social media. is allows everyone, including people who don’t have access to such wonders, to enjoy this time of the year. e move is part of the Trust’s campaign to help people of all ages to become more connected with everyday nature. Share your images on #BlossomWatch and tag them via @nationaltrust on Instagram and Twitter using #BlossomWatch and inserting the name of the place where you live. National Trust properties like Mottisfont in the Test Valley are sharing their own beautiful blossom images via social media etc and you can discover Spring at Mottisfont without visiting by viewing www.nationaltrust. org.uk/mottisfont/features/ spring-in-the-garden-at- mottisfont Plenty of blossom facts and images plus content for all ages can be found at www.nationaltrust. org.uk/lists/blossom-in-the- south-east And to engage younger children Education volunteer Kirstie Rogers has put together some Spring nature activities to excite and inspire young imaginations. See www.nationaltrust.org . uk/features/blossom-nature- activities-for-younger- children National Trust New Project