We were lucky with the weather. After a night of rain, even some flooding, the day began with even more. Fortunately the sun soon appeared, just in time.
The header picture shows part of today’s procession through Christchurch town centre.
First, the Ceremony at Purewell Cross
As you can see from the picture, this is a small event, taking place at about 9am, before the main one in Christchurch itself.
Now the Procession in Christchurch
Click on the picture for a larger version, and then View full size (bottom right) for a downloadable one.
Ready to go
Near the beginning
Marching with real pride
All ages involved
A well-deserved break
Here is a picture of the parade entering the Priory last year. Click for a larger image.
Here is a link to a book by Sue Newman, entitled Battle’s Over – Beacon of Light. As I write (January 2019) it is available free of charge in the Tourist Office. The scan is decent enough quality, but the original is even better. Well worth reading.
Our Local Hospital and the War
Many will be aware of the display board outside Christchurch Hospital, but I’ve rarely seen anyone reading it. It shows a little of the history of the hospital and its function during World War 1.
Larger copies of the boards are available for you to read. Just click the small images.