This Friday (8th May) is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. When we think about the end of the Second World War in Europe.
Hedge End Methodist Church worked throughout the war to support the Community and the War effort in various ways. There was a a Canteen for service personnel in our hall, as well as sandwiches and cups of tea games equipment and a Piano were available. At the time of the Air raids on Southampton people sought shelter in the Church and at times about 100 people a night slept in the Church. On the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War Hedge End Town Council presented us with a plaque in recognition of the Churches work during the War. You may have seen this by the Kitchen hatch.There are still some people in our congregation who remember these times.
We recreated the forces cafe for one day only in 2015 on Hedge End Carnival day at the request of the Carnival Committee.
This blog is partially based on the article on this site called “our history” for which the link is below.