East Cowes Blitz Remembered 75 Years On - 6th May 2017
Isle Of Wight
Tel: 01983 280310
Donation to Heritage Centre.
Walk Description: An historical walk around East Cowes remembering the effects on the town of the major Blitz on the night of the 4/5th May 1942. Wreath laying and short service at Cemetary.
Name of walk leader: Sarah Burdett BEM
Walk leader's telephone number: Sarah Burdett 01983 296718 / East Cowes Heritage 01983 280310
Date of walk: Saturday 6th May 2017
Start time: 10.30pm
Start location: East Cowes Heritage Centre
Grid reference: SZ503955
Bus route number: 4 and 5
Nearest bus stop (name): Waitrose
Distance: 2 Miles
Duration: 3 Hours
Booking Advised: Yes
Donation: Donation to Heritage Centre
Expected pace of walk: Leisurely/Stroll
Walk grade: Easy (Mainly flat walking, on paths with good surfaces. No stiles, none or few steps. Distance up to 3 miles).
Suitability for walkers with disabilities: Suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but would benefit from fixtures and fitting to aid balance. Suitable for a medium sized scooter with a slight detour.
* Circular walk: Yes
* Linear walk: No
* Rest stops: Yes
* Dogs on leads welcome: Yes
* Suitable for pushchairs: Yes
* Refreshments available along route: No
* Toilets along route: No
* Take packed lunch: No
* Sturdy boots recommended: No
* Family friendly: No
* Takes in coastal scenery: No
* Takes in local woodlands: Yes
* Beach / rockpool exploration: No
* Number of stiles: N/A
* Number of steps: 5
If the demand is high then the group will be split in two. Service at the cemetery will be multi-denominational. Polish and Free French involvement 75 years ago will be commemorated as well.
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