‘For the Fallen’ is a commemoration of those who lost their lives in WW1 and conflicts since then. 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I which gives a specific focus for those lost their lives in WW1, those who served in the armed forces and were killed in action, those who returned from fighting injured and damaged as a result of what they had experienced and those left behind who helped our island to thrive.

The exhibition will run from 7 October to just after 11 November. It will be held in the church and in The Ark (annexed to the church). The Poppy Cascade will be displayed at the same time in the churchyard.

St Peter's church is indebted to the Hayling Island U3A (University of the 3rd Age) as St Peter’s church will be hosting their exhibition of life on Hayling Island during World War 1. There will be a number of information boards about the war and various aspects of life during this period of time including, the volunteer sections, the Police, the effect on Community life, Hayling Island Schools, Hayling Island Families to mention a few. There will also be some WW1 artefacts on display.

Hayling Island Life and Times 1914-1919During the exhibition visitors will be able to purchase a copy of the book Hayling Island Life and Times 1914-1919 which was researched and written by members of Hayling Island University of the Third Age.

St Peter's church is indebted to Mike Burnham and Paul Chapman and the U3A team  for their assistance and kindly offering all their exhibits.

During the For the Fallen event, inside St Peter's church, the flower arrangers will be mounting poppy displays. Among the poppies being incorporated are some carved from a branch of the ancient yew tree in the churchyard, which had to be removed some years ago.