Itchen Ferry Memorial Garden
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
Grants to support the repair and conservation of war memorials are available from the charity War Memorials Trust if it has raised funds. Support is focused on war memorials in Very bad or Poor condition or where there is a serious Concern.
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/Welcome to the Itchen Ferry/The Itchen Ferry , an historic crossing point of the/River Itchen since before the middle ages and once the/home of fishermen and Crews of many of the J-Class /Racing Yachts of the 1920's/At one time the centre of aircraft design with Noel /Pemberton Billing and later , Vickers - Supermarine ,/building the World Class Flying Boats that won the /Schneider Trophy outright in 1931 and the Spitfire ,/designed by R J Mitchell which first flew in 1936/World War II bombing destroyed the Village and the Aircraft factories in 1941 , with 96 local people killed ,/to whom these Memorial Gardens are our lasting /tribute/Always a pleasant place to pass an hour or two/with beautiful sunsets and views looking towards /Southampton offering glimpses of Ocean Cruise Liners,/to be seen under the New Itchen Bridge with Rowing/ Club crews practicing on the River/A wide variety of waterfowl and waders can be seen/feeding on the tide , with little egrets , Ducks and our/resident family of Swans always ready to pose for/photographs/These Gardens and Memorial have formed the basis/of a local history study for Ludlow Road Junior School /and we hope they will bring you much enjoyment and/time to reflect on what our Country owe to the Residents /of the now "lost village " of Itchen Ferry./