Monthly Archives: May 2024

Commonwealth War Grave Walk

On Saturday 11th May 2024 Lizzie O’Sullivan took a Commonwealth War Grave (CWGC) walk in the SOC.  This walk was specifically for the CWGC as part of the CWG May tours programme. This was Lizzie first walk for the CWG and the weather was sunny and warm. The tour started at the Cross of Sacrifice with a short account of how the cross came into being at SOC.  The group then visited several CW graves that included both WW1 and WW2 and were from Army, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, Royal Flying Corps and Foreign Nationals from South Africa, Ireland and Canada. Lizzie would like to thank Val Ferguson for her help and input on the tour and to the FOSOC taskers who strimmed around the graves and made a pathway to the grave so we could get close the grave … Continue reading

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Lord Mayor’s Annual Walkabout

Yesterday (9th May) FoSOC was pleased to greet the Lord Mayor of Southampton Cllr Valerie Laurent at the Old Cemetery for the ‘Annual Walkabout’. Greeting her arrival were Billy Ferguson (Chair), Pete Shawyer (Vice-Chair), Valerie Ferguson (Secretary), Tim Burden (Treasurer) and Lizzie O’Sullivan (Membership Secretary) and not forgetting Skye (the Beagle). The walk started at 10.30am and finished by 11.30am, taking in a few ‘Mayors’, that are buried in the Old Cemetery, we were fortunate that the weather was warm and sunny. There was even time for a cup of tea and biscuits in the Non-Conformist chapel and a chat. Many thanks to the Lord Mayor for her time.

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