Brought along a pair of 1970s platform heels and recalled the time that she wore them to a Rolling Stones gig
The Heritage100 Roadshow popped into the Spring Arts Centre in Havant on 27 February and caught up with some of the locals. We invited people to bring along their own special objects and share the memories attached.
Marlene brought along her ‘monkey’ soft toy which was given to her by her father when he had a modest win on the football pools. She also brought along a pair of 1970s platform heels and recalled the time that she wore them to a Rolling Stones gig in the Big Apple at Brighton. She queued until 2am to the get the tickets and actually managed to get all the way through to the front of the auditorium and touch the stage. Naturally, we couldn’t let Marlene leave without modelling the shoes for us. They still fit her like a dream and can be viewed in the Gallery section.
War veteran, Geoffrey Webb met with us in the coffee shop and asked to find out more about how to use an iPad to look at the Heritage100 website and explore the Internet. He shared with us some memories of his days as a Major in the army in Burma during the Second World War. Geoffrey was present when the Japanese presented the Sword of Surrender to the British in 1946 and he was later given the sword as a memento of his Army career. He has now passed the sword on to his son for safe-keeping, but he did show us a photograph of the presentation ceremony and a news cutting. We found his reminiscences most fascinating.
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