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17/4/14- Hastings Old Town and fishing fleet.  Winkle Island SUS-140417-125517001
17/4/14- Hastings Old Town and fishing fleet. Winkle Island SUS-140417-125517001

The Hastings Winkle Club is coordinating a special Christmas Event under the title of ‘Christmas Time To Remember.’

The idea is to commemorate and recall those who served in the Lifeboat Service ( RNLI ) locally or loved- ones who were fishermen, coastguards or Winkle Club members.

The event will take place on Saturday December 19 at 6.30pm and will begin with a lantern lit procession from the Priscilla MacBean site in Old London Road down All Saints Street to Winkle Island.

The procession will be led by a lone piper and representatives of the organisations concerned will follow on. There will be an Act of Remembrance, Carol Singing and hot soup will be available on Winkle Island.

Winkle Club Vice Chairman Richard Stevens said:‘In order to collate the details of those to be remembered, we will be placing a number of boxes at strategic locations in the Old Town. Cards will be available to complete with the names of those who served and a space will be provided for an individual message to recall the loved-one and/or family member to be recalled in this way. Eventually all the cards will be tied on to Trees of Messages which will be placed on Winkle Island.”

If anyone cannot access a ‘Remembrance Message Box,’ details can be left on the Winkle Club’s web or Facebook site or by emailing:francraig25@gmail.com or by phoning :07974 081582. A card will then be completed by one of the Winkle Club Team. Message Boxes will be in place by the end of the month in the Lifeboat Station Shop, The Fishermen’s Museum and at John the Cobblers in the High Street.

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