Events

Events

Timeline
1855 St Matthews Church built.
1891 Population of the parish = 1,177.
1894 Parish of Netley Marsh was constituted.
1914-1918 First World War.
1916-1958 Empire Day - was celebrated in school.
1919 The Great Peace Celebration at Loperwood House.
1920 First New Forest Show held in Netley Marsh.
1939-1945 Second World War – evacuees, bombing, VE street parties.
1942 Parish Boundary Changes – Hammonds Green, Calmore and Testbourne to Totton area taken back into the parish of Eling.
1945 Woodlands WI formed – still meeting.
1953 Coronation Day – street parties.
1971 First Steam Engine Rally held – The Puffin.
1977 Silver Jubilee – party at St Matthews Hall – photos in the gallery.
1984 Parish boundary changed with the building of Totton by-pass, which now marks the boundary.
1994 Parish Centenary.
2001 Population = 2,012.
2002 Golden Jubilee - Party at Netley Marsh Community Hall.
2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu visits Tools for Self Reliance.
2012 Diamond Jubilee - all children given mugs by the parish council. Fete on the school field.

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Netley Marsh Steam Rally
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Band Event
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Band Event

Annual Events
Carnival and Fete Every year a carnival and fete is organised by the Scouts / church as a joint fundraiser. The procession leaves from the Gamekeeper pub and consists of both floats and walking entries from local groups such as Scouts and Guides, the school and Woodlands Pre-school. The procession ends at the church field where the results of the judging are announced and the official opening of the fete.

Remembrance Day On the closest Sunday to the 11th November every year, a service is held at St Matthews. The names of the fallen are read aloud in the church and wreaths are laid at the memorial.

School events The school mark the beginning of Lent with Pancake Day races, a fun event with teams of children, staff, family members and local businesses taking part in the playground. The school also celebrates Founder’s Day. Easter, Harvest Festival and Christmas services take place in the church.

Netley Marsh Steam Engine Rally and Craft Show This annual event attracts people from a wide area – now held over three days, the show raises money for local charities and is a much anticipated event.

Euro-Jumble Held on the steam fair field, the Euro jumble attracts people from all over Europe.