Christchurch Mayor To Attend D-Day Memorial Events In Christchurch


To help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings there are events taking place across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch this week.

In Christchurch, the town’s Mayor, Cllr Lesley Dedman will be attending a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings – one of the main turning points of World War two that saw so many lose their lives.

Photo of the real Pegasus bridge during D-Day with Horsa Glider in background

A D-Day exhibition is taking place in Christchurch Library all week. Opening times for the library vary but can be found here. A little further down the road in the Druitt Hall, there will be a D-Day model exhibition taking place from Tuesday through to Thursday (4 – 6 June) with light refreshments.

In the Regent Centre there will be nostalgic trip down memory lane to the 1940’s, where the Glad Rag Production Company will be taking you on a D-Day commemoration journey. There will be plenty of singing and dancing on stage, ably assisted by the backing singers “The Bluestokings”. The cast invite you to join them for 2 hours of sing-a-long with music of the era from Vera Lynn to Flanagan and Allen and Glenn Miller. There are two performances daily on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and tickets can be found here On the Sunday (9 June) the Regent Centre will also be having a special film showing of “The Longest Day

Cllr Lesley Dedman

Cllr Lesley Dedman

At Christchurch Priory on Thursday (6 June) the Mayor of Christchurch will be attending a ‘Drumhead’ ceremony, taking place at 07:45, the time the brave soldiers from the Dorset and Hampshire regiments landed on the shores of the French Beaches.

Christchurch Mayor, Cllr Lesley Dedman told us “I know we all appreciate what the brave men of our county regiments achieved on that fateful day and thank them all, and of course we particularly remember those who gave their lives for us 75 years ago


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