Archive for June 12th, 2014

Reception at Serle’s House, Winchester

June 12, 2014

On Monday 9th June, in the evening I attend the Lord Lieutenant’s reception for new Mayors and Chairmen of Hampshire at Serle’s House.  This is the home of the Hampshire Regiment and we were shown around the museum which is in the process of being revamped.  This was a very interesting experience where I found out that the Regiment has a total of 10 VC’s.  There were many artefacts to see and I  enjoyed hearing about some of the heroic episodes of the Regiment. 

Ssunday 8th June – D Day Normandy Fellowship Annual Commemorative Service and Mayor of Winchester’s Service

June 12, 2014

On Sunday the 8th June I attended the D Day Normandy Fellowship Annual Commemorative Service and Reception at Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral.  This was particulary poignant this year being two days after the 70th Anniversary of D Day.   In the afternoon I joined the Mayor of Winchester for a special service in Winchester Cathedral. 

Sunday 7 June 1940’s Community Tea at Christ Church

June 12, 2014

Later that afternoon, I attended a 1940′s community tea party at Christ Church.  We were looked after by some very attentive youngsters.  Far from 1940′s tea where I expected to have fish paste sandwiches if I was luckly, we had an enormous quantity of glorious cakes all served by uniformed youngsters wearing black dresses with white frilly aprons as worn by Jo Lyons teahouse waitresses – what incredible memories this evoked.