Air Transport Auxiliary Monument

This gem we spotted one day while in the area of Hamble-Le-Rice, and I was amazed that it was still in place.

I was entranced by that Spitfire that I forgot to photograph the whole memorial. Fortunately I did manage to get the information plaque. There is more about the ATA at the Wikipedia page devoted to them

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Resurgam. Gosport

Gosport is the home of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, and it is really a wonderful way to get a glimpse at the men and machines that are associated with submarines. The submarine service by its very nature, was a dangerous one, and a number of vessels have sailed, never to return. The museum has a small memorial to the vessels that were lost, and there are a lot of them.  The Americans call it “On Eternal Patrol”.

The list may be found at the museum website

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Minstead Village Green War Memorial

I passed through the village of Minstead in 2013 with my landlord, and I grabbed a few photographs along the way. One of the places we paused at was the Village Green where there is a Memorial Cross in commemoration of the men from the parish that had died in the two World Wars.

Minstead Village Green War Memorial
Minstead Village Green War Memorial

The horses are not part of the memorial.

Inscription
Inscription

The one puzzling feature of the memorial is the wooden hatch with a decorative cover in front of the memorial. I do not know what was underneath it, but I have to admit it was quite a mystery.

The village green also had a pair of stocks for those who were deemed worthy of ridicule.

The village green stocks.
The village green stocks.

After passing through the green we went to All Saints Church graveyard, to see the grave of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Inside the church there was a small parish war memorial.

War Memorial inside all Saints Church
War Memorial inside all Saints Church
All Saints Minstead
All Saints Minstead

The village green may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates: 50.897900°, -1.601161°. while All Saints Church is close by at 50.896697°, -1.601696°.

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Havant War Memorial

Probably one of the more frustrating War Memorials I have photographed in ages. I was in the area for a job interview so did not have my camera, but used my phone instead, but the sun was just in the wrong place, and each time I wanted to shoot the pic a car/pedestrian/van/dog and everything inbetween would come between me an my lens.

St Faiths Church, Havant
St Faith’s Church, Havant
The Memorial
The Memorial

The memorial has plaques for both World Wars on it, and I do have images of them. Because Portsmouth and Gosport are “Naval Towns” there is a predominance of naval casualties to be found in places like Havant which is not too far from the two cities.

The memorial may be found at Google Earth Co-ordinates: 50.851348°,  -0.981641°

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Sherfield-Upon-Loddon War Memorial

This was a surprise discovery that I made while I was on my way to photograph CWGC graves at St Leonards Church in Sherfield-Upon-Loddon.

Sherfield-Upon-Loddon War Memorial
Sherfield-Upon-Loddon War Memorial
Inscription
Inscription

The memorial may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.314562°, -1.026138°

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Hook War Memorial

The War Memorial in the village of Hook, may be found on the traffic island between London and Newnham Roads just outside Hook. at Google Earth co-ordinates  51.280389°  -0.968156°

Hook War Memorial
Hook War Memorial

The memorial is inscribed:

AD 1920
This Stone of Remembrance was
raised in honour of the men of the
Parishes of
Newnham and Nately Scures
who laid down their lives for
their country
in The Great War

 There are plaques from both world wars on the memorial.

1914-1918
1914-1918
1939-1945
1939-1945

A number of local casualties are remembered on a war memorial in the church of St Nicholas Newnham.

Memorial in St Nicholas Newnham
Memorial in St Nicholas Newnham

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Bill Targett Steam Rally 2013

These images were taken at the Bill Targett Steam Rally which was held in Eastleigh, Hants on 18 and 19 May 2013. There were some really nice steam engines there, possibly the most I have ever seen in one place that were not derelict. Unfortunately the weather was not great, but I did get a lot of excellent images which I hope to populate this page with. My favourite has to be a Foreman tractor called “The Hamster”, while for sheer impressive it is hard to beat the Fowler Ploughing Engine, and while she is huge and slow I bet she is pure HP.

Aveling & Porter 4255 Queen Victoria
Aveling & Porter 4255
Queen Victoria
Aveling & Porter 4255 Queen Victoria
Aveling & Porter 4255
Queen Victoria
Aveling & Porter 11640
Aveling & Porter 11640
Foreman Tractor 9301 The Hamster
Foreman Tractor 9301
The Hamster
Foreman Tractor 9301 The Hamster
Foreman Tractor 9301
The Hamster
Fowler 18672 Motor Roller
Fowler 18672 Motor Roller
Parade Arena
Fowler Ploughing Engine 16646 Jack of Herts
Fowler Ploughing Engine 16646
Jack of Herts
Fowler Ploughing Engine 16646 Jack of Herts
Fowler Ploughing Engine 16646
Jack of Herts
Fowler Roller 19045 Adagio
Fowler Roller 19045
Adagio
Garrett Tractor 32981 Netley Belle
Garrett Tractor 32981
Netley Belle
Garrett Tractor 32981 Netley Belle
Garrett Tractor 32981
Netley Belle
Garrett Tractor 33782 Dorothy
Garrett Tractor 33782
Dorothy
McLaren GP Engine 1160 The Favourite
McLaren GP Engine 1160
The Favourite
Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies General Wolfe
Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies
General Wolfe
Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Steam Lorry
Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies
Steam Lorry
All lined up
All lined up
Aveling & Porter 86104 Major Henry
Aveling & Porter 86104
Major Henry
The Burrell 3764 Charlie B
The Burrell 3764
Charlie B
The Burrell 3991 Daffodil
The Burrell 3991
Daffodil
Wallis & Steevens 7905 Tomboy
Wallis & Steevens 7905
Tomboy
Wallis_& Steevens 7779 7779
Wallis_& Steevens 7779
7779
The Burrell RPS419Y Titan
The Burrell RPS419Y
Titan
The lineup
The lineup
Super Sentinel Steam Wagon
Super Sentinel Steam Wagon
Lady Edna
Lady Edna
McGiverns Gigantic Pleasure Fairs
McGiverns Gigantic Pleasure Fairs

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Hampshire Memorial at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester.

The second memorial at Winchester Cathedral is a memorial to the men and women of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, as well as the Hampshire Regiment, who lost their lives in both World Wars. It is an extremely comprehensive memorial, detailing the vast numbers from the county that gave up their lives.

The memorial is a very popular spot for locals and tourists to sit or meet, so photography is always difficult here. Google Earth co-ordinates for this memorial is:  51.061037°, -1.314823°

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The Cenotaph in Southampton.

The Southampton Cenotaph may be found in Watts Park in Southampton city centre. It was designed by Edward Lutyens, and originally dedicated to the casualties of World War 1, and was unveiled in 1920.  The soft stone used in its construction did not weather well, and in 2011 glass panels were unveiled with the names of the World War I casualties and, in addition, those from Southampton who had died in later conflicts.

Remembrance Day 2013
Remembrance Day 2013

There are  2368 names on the green glass panels. It was at this cenotaph that I spent my first Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom.The Titanic Engineers Memorial is across the street from the cenotaph.

Google Earth co-ordinates are: 50.909654°,  -1.405196°

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War Memorial in Romsey, Hampshire

This memorial in Romsey, is situated in War Memorial Park, and is close to Romsey Abbey. I took the images almost a month after Remembrance Day and the wreaths were still present.

Within the park is a World War 2 era, Japanese 150mm field gun, that was presented to the people of Romsey in 1946 by Lord Louis Mountbatten.

Google Earth co-ordinates for the memorial are:  50.987747°, -1.504401°. The gun is in visual distance of the memorial.

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