PICTURE SPECIAL - Host of events in Broadway to mark D-Day 80th anniversary - The Evesham Observer

PICTURE SPECIAL - Host of events in Broadway to mark D-Day 80th anniversary

Evesham Editorial 8th Jun, 2024 Updated: 8th Jun, 2024   0

A HOST of events were held in Broadway to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The day began at 8am when the 2nd Broadway Rainbows and Brownies joined Deputy Lord Lieutenant Nicholas Wentworth-Stanley in parading to the Lygon Arms where he read the D-Day 80 Proclamation.

The D-Day Act of Remembrance took place at Broadway War Memorial at 10.50am, including a two-minute silence at 11am.

And at 5pm, there was the Picnic on The Green, with craft and Remembrance activities for all ages.

The church bells rang out in the evening for peace at St Mary’s and St Eadburgha’s churches.

And at 9pm Churches Together in Broadway held a Service of Remembrance, which included the lighting of the Lamp Light of Peace, by the Broadway War Memorial.

Maggie and Violet (seven) decorated crosses. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2324016MMR4 www.buyphotos247.com

The events were organised by Broadway Parish Council to remember the fallen and commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

An evening picnic. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2324016MMR2 www.buyphotos247.com

The D-Day Landings on June 6, 1944 was the largest air, naval and land operation in history.

Legge (10), Ayda (11), Marcus (10), Louis (9) and Julia (11) with their D-Day creations. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2324016MMR3 www.buyphotos247.com

Allied forces crossed the English Channel and landed on the coast of Normandy to liberate Europe and defeat Germany in the Second World War.

Enjoying the evening. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2324016MMR1 www.buyphotos247.com

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