Three charities are to benefit as the new chairman of Portsmouth Property Association takes the chain of office in its centenary year. Chris Green, 44, was officially handed the reins by predecessor Tom Holloway at the PPA, which was founded in 1920 and has a 130-strong membership. Samantha Marsh at law firm Glanvilles was elected vice-chair. Poignantly, two of the three charities … Read More
Dorset Blind Association (DBA) is celebrating 100 years of supporting blind and partially sighted people in the county with a centenary ball. The black tie event takes place at Bournemouth’s Hilton Hotel on Saturday, October 13 and includes a three-course dinner and dancing to a big band, plus a raffle, auction and casino. DBA, a registered charity founded in 1918 … Read More
For the first time ever the four Victoria Crosses awarded to members of the Tank Corps in World War One will be brought together and put on display – at the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset.
A chance discovery in a church has revealed the identity of one of the first ever tank crewmen to be killed in action. Cyril William Coles engaged the enemy in the first tank attack in history on 15th September 1916 at The Somme. After his tank was hit he climbed out, but straight into the sights of German machine … Read More
Possibly the most romantic item that survives from the first tank engagement of all time is turning heads 100 years after it was created. The ring was made from a shard of glass removed from the face of Lt Basil Henriques on 15 September 1916 during the fighting at The Somme in World War One. He later presented it to … Read More