Arthur Conan Doyle, Bobby Tambling, Hayling College, Hayling Island, Hayling United, Operation Fabius, Peter Chilvers, Portsmouth FC, United Services, United Services Portsmouth, US Portsmouth., wessex league
Tuesday 1st April 2014 ko 19.30
Wessex League Division One
HAYLING UNITED 0
UNITED SERVICES PORTSMOUTH 0
As much island hopping as groundhopping this one! The island at the eastern-edge of Hampshire is a popular tourist destination as well as being where in 1958, the windsurf board was invented by Peter Chilvers, although it took a 1982 court case to prove his claim! The island was used for “Operation Fabius,” in 1944 a mock invasion in preparation for D-Day. I enjoyed crossing the bridge over from Langstone and enjoying the view back over the harbour towards Portsmouth.