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Queen Mary entering KG DOCKOur outdoor visit to Minstead Church in 2011 image Will TempleWarrior who after service on the front in WWI became a Southampton Police Horse. Image by kind permission Bitterne Local History SocietySouthampton CenotaphJohn Melody Town Crier at Tudor Revels 2012 image Arthur Jeffery
Members taking refreshments at The cricketers' Arms. Image Will Temple
It was a bright sunny day on 25th June 2012 and we assembled at the Cricketer's Arms in Chestnut Avenue, Stoneham.
The Cricketers' Arms
We then visited the nearby War Shrine.
The war Shrine. Image Will Temple
The War Shrine recording men lost from Stoneham  in the Great War[including Australian servicemen stationed nearby]. Image Will Temple
Members at the war shrine. Image Will Temple
We then moved on to St Nicolas Church nearby where we met Wayne Irish, the churchwarden.

 Wayne gave us information on the church and the fine memorials to Thomas Fleming [who signed the death warrant for Guido Fawkes] and that of Admiral Hawke.
St Nicolas Church, North Stoneham. Image Will Temple
St Nicolas Church Image Will Temple
Wayne Irish informing us on the detail of the church. Image Will Temple
the tomd known as The Floating Flemings inside the church at North Stoneham. Image Will Temple

Outdoor visit to Minstead Church image courtesy Will Temple Outdoor visit on a Guy Arab open top busTug tender Calshot in preservation