Hayling Billy Heritage Project

Project Category: Registered charityProject Tags: Cultural Heritage and Parks

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    The Hayling Island Branch line connected the island to the main rail network at Havant. Often referred to as the Hayling Billy, the line was closed in 1963. Today the route of the line is a popular trail for walkers cyclists and horse riders.

    Through the project we will be discovering the stories of people who worked and commuted on the train. We will also be conserving the habitats and wildlife along the trail and its adjoining nature reserves. The story of the line will be brought to life through information boards, school visits, exhibitions, a booklet & DVD.

    This project is delivered by The Conservation Volunteers in partnership Havant Borough Council, Hampshire County Council, Hayling’s BEST & The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, with funding from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    Practical conservation work days will take place on the second Wednesday of the month, meeting at 10:00 in the car park opposite apple green petrol station, Havant Road, PO11 0LP. 

    Contact Rachel on 02380 402 593 or hayling-billy@tcv.org.uk for more information. 

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    Havant Road, Hayling Island