Head shave in memory of Gosport grandmother’s death

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From: Simon Hart <southsea2006@yahoo.co.uk>

Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

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A WOMAN has shaved her head to support a Gosport charity that helped her cope with her grandmother’s lung cancer.

Chantelle Thomas, 18, of White Lion Walk in Gosport, raised £300 when she had her head shaved at Harbour Cancer Support Centre in South Street, Gosport.

The centre helped Chantelle and mum Karen Taylor, 45 after much-loved grandmother Val Bloomfield, 65, died in August.

Alopecia sufferer Chantelle, who now plans to get a wig, said: ‘They supported me and my mum through the whole illness and death. If they helped me then they could help other people.’