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Trafalgar Day Service at the Nelson Monument, Portsdown Hill: 22 October 2018
October 22 @ 10:30 - 11:30
Dear Nelson Society members,
Please find attached details of the service to commemorate Trafalgar Day at the Nelson Monument, Portsdown Hill for Monday, 22nd October, 2018. This service is held every year from 10.30 am for 10.45 am start. NS member Jane Smith is once again laying a wreath at the monument on behalf of The Nelson Society and members are very welcome to join this service and afterwards adjourn to nearby Fort Nelson for coffee and refreshment. If you wish to attend then you need the postcode PO17 6AN for your Sat Nav, or you can drive to Portsdown Hill and find car parking near Fort Nelson which is next to The Nelson Monument.
The Nelson Monument stands on Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth Harbour. The foundation stone was laid only two years after Nelson’s death and the monument was created from subscriptions raised by navy officers and men of the Fleet. There is a tradition of wreath laying at the monument on the anniversary of Nelson’s death but this year it will be laid on the 22nd October as the 21st falls on a Sunday.
Portsmouth & South Coast
The Nelson Society