Ulverston comes together to remember D-Day dead

The Westmorland Gazette: Ulverston's war memorial - where the rememberance service will take place Ulverston's war memorial - where the rememberance service will take place

Touching tributes will be paid to Ulverston’s war heroes at a special D-Day memorial service.


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.

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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 rememberance ceremony.

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