I WOULD like to inquire if any members of the Navy from 1939 to the present date or the Merchant Navy, wives, children and/or relatives, widows, widowers would be interested in joining our association.
We meet every first Sunday in the month at the sea cadets hall, Fleetwood.
The cost of joining is nominal and we can offer a really good social side with visits to Morecambe and Leyland Naval Clubs and opportunities to attend re-unions from time to time and many other activities.
You can join as an ex-service member or a social member and I, as the secretary, will welcome you as will all the other members and officers.
If this interests you please contact me on (01253) 878747 (answerphone), you won’t regret it.
Royal Navy Association Secretary.
MY wife and I have paid what will probably be our last visit to our old home town of Poulton.
We have met old friends and revived many happy memories.
We were shocked when attending a couple of functions at St Chad’s Church Hall to hear it was in danger of demolition.
This hall was built on land given by a resident and the building was funded by residents who gave donations of money and building materials.
The hall was one of the few buildings in those days with a sprung floor which was great for dances.
It was important to us as youngsters, especially to my wife as she was in concerts, plays and pantomimes for many years.
During the dark days of the war, our families and their friends found comfort when attending concerts and dances in the hall.
It helped our parents cope with the worries of those family members fighting across Europe and the Far East and some who were in prison camps.
Surely the good people of Poulton will not let such an important and historic feature of the town be demolished by people who do not appreciate its quality, importance and history.
SHIELA AND ARTHUR FITTON,
Auckland, New Zealand.
I WOULD like to express my sincere thanks to all the staff on ward 16 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
I was a patient there in June earlier this year and again in November for an operation and the nursing care was second to none, all the staff were brilliant and so reassuring.
I know the NHS sometimes gets a bad press but I honestly can’t thank them enough, they do a fantastic job.