Hayling Island U3A is now embarking on a major project to record Life on Hayling Island from the end of WWI to the end of the second World War. The families who lived on the Island during these years experienced the hardship of the depression, the demise of the large house, the development of the holiday trade and growth of the seaside bungalow; the sadness of WW2 and the loss of loved ones. During this period Hayling experienced the change from a small rural farming community to a summer holiday Island for day trippers and the growth of camping by the seaside.
To be able to record life on Hayling during this time, as far as we possibly can, we ask that anyone who's family lived or work on the Island to make contact with us so that we can record your stories. We will also prepare montages of the fifty men from Hayling Island who lost their lives during WW2 and seek to find family members so that we can recall their valuable contribution.
We plan to recall all the information we gather in a book which will complement the publication ' Hayling Island Life and Times 1914 -1919', which is now in its second print and obtainable from Hayling Book Shop, the Community Centre or the Royal British Legion on Hayling Island.
If you have a family recollection to tell please contact Hayling U3A on 023 9246 9394, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Mike Burnham Hayling Island U3A.