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A new Eastleigh Mayoral Heritage Walking Trail has been launched to mark 40 years since the current Borough of Eastleigh was formed and the Council Offices moving to the town centre.
Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Jane Welsh was accompanied by pupils from Norwood Primary School for the inaugural walk led by Eric Reed one of the Hamble Valley & Eastleigh Heritage guides.
The heritage trail includes a number of civic landmarks such as the the old Town Hall and The Point, the Dancing Garden, Eastleigh Bandstand, Eastleigh War Memorial and The Railwayman statue. There is also a cabinet of Civic regalia in the foyer of Eastleigh House that includes the Ceremonial Mace that was presented to the Borough in 1936 when it received its Borough Charter.
Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Jane Welsh said “It was fantastic to be part of the first Heritage trail walk with children from Norwood school. I really enjoyed finding out about Eastleigh’s rich heritage and history and I would encourage other schools and local people to enjoy the trail and find out more about our hidden heritage."
A heritage walking trail leaflet has been produced and is available from Eastleigh Museum, Eastleigh Library, Eastleigh House and The Point and there is an online version that can be downloaded.