D-Day service to honour heroes

First published in News The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Tributes will be paid to Ulverston’s war heroes at a D-Day memorial service tomorrow.

Many Ulverstonians lost their lives on Normandy’s beaches and behind enemy lines.

Coun Norman Bishop-Rowe is urging as many people as possible to come and pay their respects.

He said: “A lot of people from Ulverston have family members who were involved in the war even before D-Day. One man was in the group of soldiers who took Pegasus Bridge after crossing enemy lines in Waco Gliders, nicknamed ‘the flying coffins’. Many men were also involved on the ground and some didn’t come back.”

Several hundred people are expected to flock to Market Place on Friday, June 6 at 10:45am for the ceremony.

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And in Kendal The Cottage Kitchen, on Finkle Street, will be bedecked with flags and staff will get dressed up as Land Girls to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

The family-run business will also donate the money for every cup of tea sold to Help the Heroes Owner Lyn Robson said: “We’ve seen lots going on for D-Day and thought we should be a part of it.

“We’re hoping to raise about £100 from the teas that are also included in our fish and chip deal because during D-Day if a soldier shouted ‘fish’ and someone responded with ‘chips’, it meant they were allies!”

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