History comes to life

UNVEILING From left, museum officer Kate Saunders, Mayor's consort Hazel Smith, Warblington School headteacher Julia Vincent, Havant Mayor Ken Smith and director of The Spring Amanda O'Reilly.  Picture: Allan Hutchings (120729-052)
UNVEILING From left, museum officer Kate Saunders, Mayor's consort Hazel Smith, Warblington School headteacher Julia Vincent, Havant Mayor Ken Smith and director of The Spring Amanda O'Reilly. Picture: Allan Hutchings (120729-052)
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HISTORY has never been such fun!

A new interactive timeline telling the story of Havant was officially unveiled last night.

The display, which goes back to Stone Age times, also features a 14ft mechanical model showing the history of the Hayling Billy Railway Line from 1865 to 1963.

And children are going to love the toy train as it travels along the wall.

There were cheers as the timeline was unveiled at The Spring, in East Street, by Havant Mayor Ken Smith. The project has been funded by a £50,000 Heritage Lottery grant and the Friends of Havant Museum contributed to the making of the display.

Ann Griffiths, from the group, said: ‘It makes people think more about the history of the borough as a whole.’