VJ Day – New Milton Remembers - Goff Beck August 22, 2015

VJ Day – New Milton Remembers

A bright sunny dawn on Saturday 15th August, 2015 ensured fine weather for those veterans,  Legionnaires, members of the general public and councillors who mustered at the New Milton War Memorial at 11.00am  to commemorate and remember those who gave their lives during the Japanese war in the Far East.

The Town Mayor welcomed all to the Service of Remembrance and Dedication which was conducted by the Rev David John, the minister of Ashley Baptist Church, whose address included words of Remembrance to those local people who were victims of the German bombing of New Milton on the 23 August, 1940.

Mr Rob Mangles sounded the Last Post and Reveille, the Exhortation and Kohema were recited by Col (retired) Ron Back, Chairman of the New Milton Branch of the Royal British Legion.

 


War Memorial Concept Design February 20, 2015

War Memorial Concept Design

New Milton Town Council in partnership with New Forest District Council are pleased to unveil plans for improvement of the War Memorial at the Recreation Ground.

This design aims to mirror the shape and style of the War Memorial with simple paving details to provide an interesting and flexible memorial space that can be used all year round and reconnects the memorial to the Recreation Ground that bears its name and adds splashes of colour with formal annual beds, which mirror the knot pattern on the Memorial.

Below you can find the concept design. We are looking for residents feedback on the proposals and invite everyone to share their feedback using our online comments form. You can leave your comments by pressing the comments button below.

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Photos from the WW1 rededication ceremony August 5, 2014