80th anniversary of D-Day to be commemorated in Newport

Edward Nash of Time Jump Histories

Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council (NCCC) are hosting a free family event tomorrow (Saturday) to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The event will be at Victoria Recreation Ground, from 10am to 4pm, with a parade leaving Drill Hall Road at 10.30am and arriving at the event at approximately 10.50am.

Re-enactment groups will show what life was like during wartime. Join Isle Access for a free craft session, where you can add your contribution to a D-Day mural and learn how to Lindy Hop with Jive Revive at 2pm.

Enjoy performances from The Bob Howarth Big Band, singer Martin Hoy, Sandown & Shanklin Military Band and Jukebox Jazz, whilst learning about top secret auxiliary units trained to live underground, the PLUTO pipeline, and other wartime stories such as how an off-duty Polish warship defended Cowes.

For an exciting way to get to the event, the Southern Vectis ‘Old Girl’ bus is providing free transport from Church Litten to Recreation Ground Rd and back again throughout the day.

There is also free parking in Vectis Field, off Wellington Road, where the event can be accessed directly. For further information contact NCCC on 559119.