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Hamble Local History Society

Next Meeting

TS Mercury Old Boys' memories of their time and experiences at the training ship.

20th September 2018 - 7.30pm.   Hamble Memorial Hall.

To open the final events of the Mercury Old Boys' Association formal disbandment the Society will be hosting a talk by some former Mercury Boys of their memories of life at TS Mercury.

TS Mercury trained boys for the Royal and Merchant navies and was part of Hamble village life for 76 years.  By the time it closed in 1968 it had prepared around 5,000 boys for a life at sea.  Last year the Society was given a talk about the history of TS Mercury and this will be a follow up recalling the life and experiences of some of its cadets.  Each Mercury Old Boy will give a short talk on his experiences from a different era of the training ship's life.  There will also be some short film clips and a static display of photographs of the training ship.

New members and visitors are always welcomed! The cost is £2 a meeting.
If you would like more information please contact the Society’s Secretary.