SSEN helps local school 'Dig for Victory'
Regular readers may recall the story we ran last October about how our New Forest Depot had helped a nearby school with their plans to build a replica Anderson Shelter and ‘Dig for Victory Garden’.
Since then, an army of local volunteers has been very busy, armed with their spades, mowers, hammers and saws and completed the fully functioning replica shelter and cultivating a new garden area in the grounds of Kings Worthy Primary School in Hampshire.
In addition to providing a real-life reminder of what life was like during the Second World War, the children have used the shelter as a memorial to the townspeople who lost their lives during that period and also the First World War.
Chris Carr, school site manager, is delighted with the way the Anderson Shelter and the Dig for Victory Garden are looking:
"The project has gone really well, with the Dig for Victory Garden further evolving over the past few months. The community support and reaction has all been very positive, with the project serving various age groups within the school, covering archaeology and local history as well as tackling sustainability issues and providing practical exercises for the children through their gardening work.
"A huge thank you has to go to yourselves at SSEN for providing us with the labour, machinery and expertise to enable us to get the project moving and realise our vision which will provide the children with a valuable interactive learning space they can use for years to come."
The front page shows the exterior of the new shelter, and the image above shows the memorial to the townspeople of Kings Worthy.