SANDY FAGAN’S NAME LIVES ON!
A seat in memory of a founder member of the Friends of Ballard Water Meadow conservation group has been installed at the New Milton beauty spot. Sandy Fagan, who died in November last year ran Fagan’s clothing shop in the town with her husband Bob for many years. The seat, which has been placed in a prominent position, was donated by friends and neighbours who gathered to pay tribute. The photo below shows Bob Fagan immediately behind the seat flanked by daughter Jackie and son Michael, with the grandchildren sat on the seat.
Sandy is also fondly remembered by members of the New Milton Table Tennis Club as she was a former club secretary and a leading light in the club for many years. Husband Bob is club president after serving as chairman for many years, and he told us the club is where they first met. The club has recently purchased a trophy in her memory, the Sandy Fagan Memorial Trophy, which will be awarded to the winners of the club’s popular annual Summer Pairs competition. When she was well, Sandy always attended club functions with Bob and they are pictured below at one of the Christmas parties.