COPP Exhibition Sept 25th

This morning Elaine & I went to the Newtown House Hotel on Hayling Island to look at the Combined Operations Pilotage Party exhibition which is on show there for the until Thursday from 11.00 till 5.00.

The exhibition includes maps, story boards, clothing and various items of equipment.

Old & new

Old & new

Some of the storyboards

Some of the storyboards

However, what must be the centrepiece of the exhibition has to be a Mk2 COPP canoe which has recently been restored by Hayling  boatwright Derek Abra. It is hoped that it will be used to paddle around the Isle of Wight to raise funds for charity. For comparison there is a modern SBS canoe alongside the original.

With plenty to see, the exhibition reveals a little of Hayling’s hidden past.

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