Welcome to the Emery Down village website -
a website for the village by the village. It brings together all the key areas of village life - the Village Hall, Church, Almshouses and the village Telephone Kiosk.
In addition, you will find a village forum for discussion topics and a calendar of upcoming events in Emery Down, Lyndhurst or in the near vicinity. There are also dedicated pages for the Church, the local history group 'How We Used To Live', the Village Hall, the Telephone Kiosk and the Almshouses, as well as a village small ads page for use by the village to promote events, advertise their village-based businesses, post small ads etc..
News & Events
How We Used To Live welcomes survivor from the Holocaust Education Trust
On Tuesday 2 October How We Used To Live will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Henry Schachter, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). The testimony will be followed by a question and answer session to enable those present to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth. The visit is part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme across the UK.
The How We Used To Live committee issued the following statement:
“It is a privilege for us to welcome Henry Schachter and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and we hope that hearing Henry’s testimony will encourage us all to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference to our lives.”
Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust added:
The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages the public from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way than through the first-hand testimony of a survivor. Henry’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing his testimony, we will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.
At the Trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to the public, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and take forward the lessons taught by those who survived.
7.30 pm Emery Down and Bank Village Hall, £3.50 on the door.
Commemorating the First World War
A project to research the men whose names are inscribed on the lych gate in Emery Down is underway. Please get in touch with Sara if you wish to be involved in any way - as a researcher or if you are a relative of any of the men whose names are listed. Click the link to see the poster seeking your help. We have a companion project with Lyndhurst Parish Council. Please contact Adrian for details.