Eastleigh Remembers WW1.
On Saturday 15th of September there was something amazing in Eastleigh. We remembered WW1 and the part Eastleigh played 100 years ago.
Due to the sheer volume of casualties, the injured service persons were shipped first to Netley. Because they were full, hundreds were transported North to Eastleigh and the Leigh Park was used as a major clearing hospital.
There were a number of re-enactment groups and several stalls from military groups as well as several from the local community. You could pick up a copy of the Gospel of St John like the ones issued to the troops in the trenches from HOPE Eastleigh. RAF cadets and the British legion amongst them. The music and dancing were very entertaining and drew large crowds.
One Community had a stall and other than the tombola and information about volunteering opportunities, the colouring and dressing up areas were the most visited. Children, parents and others had a go and we had lots of giggling trying on the hats.
Thankyou to our staff, volunteers and those who came along for helping on the day and making it such a success.