Wartime children’s party

Some of the 1,000 at the 1941 Christmas party.

Some of the 1,000 at the 1941 Christmas party.

The Princess Anne was the fourth SRN4 built at BHC Cowes. The other five  were: The Princess Margaret, Swift, Sure, The Sir Christopher and The Prince of Wales.

Hovercraft that crossed Channel in 40 minutes with 400 passengers

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I wonder if any of my senior readers remember attending this Christmas party at the Guildhall, Portsmouth in 1941?

It was called The One Thousand Children Party and was attended by many council dignitaries including the mayor Denis Daly and his wife Peggy.

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