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Oct03

Proceeds to the Romsey War Horse Memorial

We were delighted to hand over a cheque for £1000 to Mrs Dorothy Baverstock, Chairman of the Romsey War Horse committee; our contribution to the Romsey War Horse Memorial made possible by sales of  our specially brewed Romsey War Horse Ale.+

We’d like to thank everyone who purchased the bottles of our com+memorative ale.  The ale proved very popular, with over 225 cases being sold, in addition to providing bottled refreshment at the unveiling ceremony itself back in July last year.

It is hoped that the money will help pay for the continued maintenance of the War Horse Memorial.  The Memorial was created by local sculptor Amy Goodman, taking many years to complete.

Romsey War Horse bottles

Romsey War Horse Ale and a miniature of the statue

The sculpture of the Romsey War Horse is a memorial to the thousands of horses shipped into battle from Hampshire during World War One.  About 110,000 of the 1.3 million horses and mules involved in the conflict passed through a giant military depot just outside Romsey.

You can learn more about the project on Romsey’s Local History website, where we’re happy to learn that the ROMSEY WAR HORSE statue has attained the status of Regional Finalist in the Civic Trust Awards!