Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Mulberry Harbours

We have an interesting one coming up for the January 2012 meeting, at which Ryan Cooper will talk to us about  the Mulberry Harbours, and specifically the involvement of Southampton, Gosport, Portsmouth, and I think the Isle of Wight.

Inspired by this coming talk I have looked up a few things about those chunks of masonry which were towed across the channel and have been fascinated by the little I have learned of how they were built at several locations in UK, including from the rubble of the London blitz, and the part played by  Southampton.

Like everybody else, I had heard of  the Mulberry Harbours  and what they did, but I never really thought about the story behind them.

Ryan Cooper  (Known as 'Charlie 585' in some circles) is regarded by his contemporaries  as something of an authority on his chosen subjects of military history, which includes the Rifle Brigade and regiments associated with Hampshire.This is one not to be missed.

Merry Christmas to all.


Saturday, 3 December 2011

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas,  Father Christmas, Santa Claus, call the old chap what you will, but do come and listen to the Rev. Robert talking about him at our next meeting on Monday, 12 December at the usual place:  Manston Court, Lordshill, from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon.

The December meeting will be followed by a 'Bring and Share Lunch', and I do believe one of our members has undertaken to bake a cake for the occasion; perhaps it will be iced with the words 'Happy First Christmas LHS'