Picnic at the Nothe celebrates D-Day anniversary

Dorset Echo: REMEMBERING: Weymouth D-Day picnic. Poppy Butcher, left, and Jane McKell REMEMBERING: Weymouth D-Day picnic. Poppy Butcher, left, and Jane McKell

RESIDENTS of Weymouth and Portland enjoyed a picnic in the park at the Nothe to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Continuing from Friday’s commemoration services of the Allied Forces invasion, the borough council organised the family-friendly picnic for an informal memorial.

Visitors basked in the sunshine as 1940s-style entertainment was performed by harmony group The Decadettes and the Weymouth Concert Brass Band.

American military vehicles were also on display, which was organised by Poppy Butcher, who worked on Portland Dockyard at the time.

Mrs Butcher said: “I think it is very important to remember all the young boys and girls that went over for the invasion.”

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