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80th anniversary of D-Day Proclamation and laying of wreaths and Peace Bells

June 6 @ 7:30 am

At 7.30am we will gather outside St. Michaels for a peal of bells followed by the proclamation being read by our town crier, Steve Davis at 8 am. Justin Maynard from St. Cleers Chapel will offer a prayer and wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial.

At 11.00 am, along with other schools across the nation, a poem to mark the occasion will be read at King Ina Academy, unfortunately this is not a public event.

At 6.30pm, the Peace Bells will be rung from St. Michaels.

Later in the evening from 7.30pm onwards there will be a beacon lighting ceremony at the recreation ground in Gassons Lane. Due to expected numbers you would be urged to walk if possible as parking will be limited to Blue Badge holders only sadly.

The Somerton Concert Band will play, and the beacon will be lit at 9.15pm in line with all the other beacons across the country, by ex-Wren Pamela Miley.

There will be other entertainment to mark the ceremony, and The Club will be open for drinks and Somerton Rugby Club will be onsite with their Saxon Kitchen burger stand.


June 6
7:30 am


St Michael & All Angels Church
Market Place
Somerton, Somerset TA11 7NB United Kingdom
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