August Bank Holiday weekend comes at the very end of the month this year and on Sunday (30 August) Hordle Old Churchyard has its annual service.
The church was pulled down in 1829 and moved inland due to the crumbling cliff. However, the site survives with the churchyard and its ancient graves containing shipwrecked sailors in tact.
The congregation from the ‘new’ All Saints inland and visitors are invited to arrive by 5.30pm. Take Â a picnic. The service is at 6.30pm.
The churchyard is next to Hordle House and Hordle Manor Farm.
Church office: 01425 626565
See page 73.