Remembrance of Town Quay Park and WWII

November 30, 2010

This was a day to remember the people who lived in houses on the Town Quay site. On the 30th November 1940 a bombing raid destroyed the buildings and many people were killed and wounded.

To mark the anniversary, the Friends of Town Quay Park organised a service of commemoration, led by local vicar Tim Daykin, to which survivors of the bombing and their families were invited. Music was provided by the Salvation Army Band, and a short drama based on the events of the Southampton Blitz was provided by the Sarah Siddons Fan Club, Attendees included children from St John’s Primary School, and members of The Whestsheaf Trust, who recently renovated the railings around Quilters Vault.

A commemorative tree was planted in the park in remembrance of those who dies and those who lost their homes and livelihoods.