2010 marks the 70th anniversary of the German air raids that devastated much of Southampton during World War II. Three major raids at the end of November 1940 flattened much of the then town - the resulting fires could be seen burning from Cherbourg.
Blitz survivor, Jim Brown was nine years old at the time, living in Northumberland Road with his parents and 14-month-old sister - he relives Southampton's darkest hour.
A commemoration service is being held at St Mary's Church, Southampton, 19:00 November 30 - the 70th anniversary of the day the church lost its roof in the Blitz.
will visit some of the many vaults that were used as air-raid shelters and point out some of the significant above ground sites. The walks will begin each day at 12pm at the Bargate on 30 November and 1 December.
A Blitz exhibition featuring documents and photographs from
Southampton City Council's
archives showing preparations for bombing, the raids, the aftermath and how life in Southampton continued is on display in the Civic Centre.
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