John Aidan Liddell V.C. 1888-1915
This plaque (left) has been put up in Sherfield-on-Loddon to commemorate the village’s Victoria Cross holder (the family lived at Sherfield Hall (now a school). Most of the boards we did for the 2011 exhibition are in the Discovery Centre, but the Liddell board was larger. We offered it to the Village Hall and they have accepted it and we look forward to seeing it on show. Liddell’s M.C. is commemorated in a window in the Holy Ghost Catholic Church and he is buried in the cemetery at South View.
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New poster boards in the The Haymarket windows, which the Basingstoke Heritage Society have researched to mark the 150th anniversary of the building. A fourth panel will come later to bring the story up to date. Pop by and have a look.
Friends of the Old Common – doesn’t that sound nice! A group has been formed to do work at the site
and to be involved in its management. The group’s aim will be “to work with the Council to make the Old
Common a richer environment for wildlife and also a more welcoming site for local people. Likewise we
hope to improve the planting and maintenance within the War Memorial Park as a whole”. Contact Zoe
Channon at the council if you would like to be part of the group. email@example.com or
phone the council.