Recalling our darkest hour

Daily Echo: Hampshire Heritage is remembering The Blitz each day in the Echo. Hampshire Heritage is remembering The Blitz each day in the Echo.

A SPECIAL service will be held to mark the 70th anniversary of the Southampton Blitz at St Mary’s Church, in St Mary Street, on November 30 – the day the church lost its roof during a German bombing raid.

The service starts at 7pm and will include contributions from local Blitz survivors.

Among those present will be Mayor of Southampton Cllr Carol Cunio and the Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt.

The air raids of November 23, November 30 December 1 1940 are often referred to as Southampton’s Blitz, in which seven churches and many other buildings were destroyed in three days of bombing.

Organisers the Southampton Christian Network said the service was prompted by the discovery of a Second World War bomb in the city in March this year.

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12:58pm Tue 2 Nov 10

Tommy News says...

We should never forget the many unsung heros who kept the country running, whilst others were in battles overseas.
We should never forget the many unsung heros who kept the country running, whilst others were in battles overseas. Tommy News
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12:58pm Tue 2 Nov 10

Tommy News says...

We should never forget the many unsung heros who kept the country running, whilst others were in battles overseas.
We should never forget the many unsung heros who kept the country running, whilst others were in battles overseas. Tommy News
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4:58pm Tue 2 Nov 10

southy says...

the very first civilian casualty in the uk happened at whitehouse garage in millbrook. when bombs over shot the docks killing one person the village bobby.
the very first civilian casualty in the uk happened at whitehouse garage in millbrook. when bombs over shot the docks killing one person the village bobby. southy
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5:18pm Tue 2 Nov 10

bigronthestaff says...

southy wrote:
the very first civilian casualty in the uk happened at whitehouse garage in millbrook. when bombs over shot the docks killing one person the village bobby.
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[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: the very first civilian casualty in the uk happened at whitehouse garage in millbrook. when bombs over shot the docks killing one person the village bobby.[/p][/quote]Uuuuummmmm.........n o. - http://wiki.answers. com/Q/Who_was_the_fi rst_civilian_death_i n_the_UK_in_World_Wa r_2 bigronthestaff
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6:06pm Tue 2 Nov 10

freefinker says...

bigronthestaff wrote:
southy wrote:
the very first civilian casualty in the uk happened at whitehouse garage in millbrook. when bombs over shot the docks killing one person the village bobby.
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yea, but, southy has his own book of facts which is the definitive truth.
All other books and websites are just plain wrong.
You forgot that, didn't you?
[quote][p][bold]bigronthestaff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: the very first civilian casualty in the uk happened at whitehouse garage in millbrook. when bombs over shot the docks killing one person the village bobby.[/p][/quote]Uuuuummmmm.........n o. - http://wiki.answers. com/Q/Who_was_the_fi rst_civilian_death_i n_the_UK_in_World_Wa r_2[/p][/quote]yea, but, southy has his own book of facts which is the definitive truth. All other books and websites are just plain wrong. You forgot that, didn't you? freefinker
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7:08pm Tue 2 Nov 10

bigronthestaff says...

freefinker wrote:
bigronthestaff wrote:
southy wrote: the very first civilian casualty in the uk happened at whitehouse garage in millbrook. when bombs over shot the docks killing one person the village bobby.
Uuuuummmmm.........n o. - http://wiki.answers. com/Q/Who_was_the_fi rst_civilian_death_i n_the_UK_in_World_Wa r_2
yea, but, southy has his own book of facts which is the definitive truth. All other books and websites are just plain wrong. You forgot that, didn't you?
Ah, yes!!! Sorry. That hadn't occured to me. Thanks for setting me right! What a silly 'researching and fact finding' buffoon I am!! =)
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigronthestaff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: the very first civilian casualty in the uk happened at whitehouse garage in millbrook. when bombs over shot the docks killing one person the village bobby.[/p][/quote]Uuuuummmmm.........n o. - http://wiki.answers. com/Q/Who_was_the_fi rst_civilian_death_i n_the_UK_in_World_Wa r_2[/p][/quote]yea, but, southy has his own book of facts which is the definitive truth. All other books and websites are just plain wrong. You forgot that, didn't you?[/p][/quote]Ah, yes!!! Sorry. That hadn't occured to me. Thanks for setting me right! What a silly 'researching and fact finding' buffoon I am!! =) bigronthestaff
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11:36pm Tue 2 Nov 10

Condor Man says...

I remember a relative of mine telling me how she ran towards an air raid shelter during the bombing but didn't get there- lucky she didn't as it was hit and all inside died. This is why we should still commemorate this.
I remember a relative of mine telling me how she ran towards an air raid shelter during the bombing but didn't get there- lucky she didn't as it was hit and all inside died. This is why we should still commemorate this. Condor Man
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