The Haslar Heritage Group  and Shore Leave at Haslar featured in a recorded programme in the BBC Radio 4 series ‘Open Country’


Broadcasted on Thursday 19th December 2013 at 3pm and and available to listen again here>

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This web site is dedicated to all Sick Berth Staff, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service, RN Medical Branch Staff, Wren SBA’s and the Ladies of the Voluntary Aid Detachment who served at Haslar this includes service men and women of all branches who acted in support of the hospital and staff.

The Future of Haslar

HHG have been working with the Haslar Development Company Ltd (new name for OEH Ltd) and named all the roads within Haslar for the Posta Zone authority the names being those of Famous people associated with Haslar (see Map here). The Development Company are in the process of preparing a new website with HHG support and that of Philip Woolway who undertook a Photograph file of Haslar in recent years and will undertake more.

Update: The Haslar Heritage Group (HHG) have been granted the use of the Old Medical Supplies Agency building (MSA) by the owner and to eventually be developed as a Heritage Visitor’s centre and archive at a peppercorn rent. This will be part of an S106 agreement within the planning application for Haslar. HHG have been informed that the company will develop the building, furnish and fit out as a Heritage Centre and Archive as part of the agreed S106.

The building has an open space on the whole of the ground floor for a reception and historical display. The upper floor has offices, storage, meeting room and kitchen facilities. It is intended to reach agreement with the QARNNS Archive and RN Medical Branch Association to share office space with HHG. The Haslar Heritage Group will continue to work with the owner’s management team during the development of Haslar and it is likely that utilities to the building will be connected in due course. In the meantime HHG is affiliated with The National Museum of the Royal Navy we are in discussion with the National Museum to gain advice and support in planning the project and to seek grant funding for various stages of the refurbishment of the building.

The Heritage Group are responsible for the ongoing use and care of St Luke’s church for services, funerals, baptism and also the renewal of wedding vows. Civil Weddings can be arranged and also Weddings by Archbishop’s and common licence.

The group have a business plan and are intending to also seek Charitable Status in 2018.

All information contained within this site was researched and compiled by Eric Birbeck
Photography by Derek Sykes, Peter Young, John Rudgley, Eric Birbeck & Nicola Smith
Information taken from original Graphic Design by Alain Holcroft
Historical Data: 'William Tait MD - A History of Haslar'
Copyright on all photo's remain the property of MoD, Haslar Heritage Group, Eric Birbeck and Nicola Smith and are not to be reproduced without prior permission.
Site Design by Nicola Smith in conjunction with Ann Ryder
Background image reproduced by kind permission of John Pounds
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