|1 Nov 2000|
War-time Reminder To Be Retained
A piece of wartime history will be recalled at a ceremony at Scarborough on Saturday 4 November at 10.30am.
Three large pieces of concrete, designed as World War Two anti-tank roadblocks, are to be placed near the Sumner Lifeboat Institution rooms and retained as a reminder of the past. They were dumped into the sea in November 1943 along with others.
The Christchurch City Council pulled the concrete blocks from the Scarborough breakwater last year. During the war they was erected near the site of the present childrens swimming pool. Other World War Two roadblocks are dumped around the district, but mostly broken.
The one raised is in good order despite being in the sea for 60 years.
A plaque recording their significance will be adhered to the blocks by the Sumner-Redcliffs Historical Society. A display of other wartime memorabilia will be on show at the function.
Further information: Mrs Topsy Rule: 383 1858.