Whitchurch Village Commemorates D-Day 80 years 6 June 2023

Martin Squires’ military vehicle
A very large cake to share
Deputy lieutenant David Medlock and Alan Chambers CBE lit the beacon
British Legion standard bearers
Crowd awaiting the commemoration

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made the D-Day 80th commemorations such a successful event. About 200 people attended across the afternoon family picnic and evening beacon lighting . At 9.15pm the Deputy Lieutenant David Medlock together with village resident Former Marine Alan Chambers CBE lit beacon and 107th Bristol (Whitchurch) Scout members Hollie and Lewis read the proclamation .
We raised a toast to His Majesty as we joined others around the country

107th Bristol (Whitchurch) Scout , their families and families from the village joined the Family picnic enjoying games , a bouncy castle , face paints and refreshments.

It was a joint village effort with various groups and people joining together to commemorate the occasion

Whitchurch Cricket club opened the bar and provided use of their facilities, a thriving club with a youth section for 5-17 age olds, training every Friday evening. Whitchurch Cricket Club Youth Section .

Barbarians Rugby Club provided use of their ground for parking.

Whitchurch and Pensford Royal British Legion provided standard bearers and a piper, who heralded the beacon lighting.

Martin Squire brought his military vehicle along

Whitchurch History society talked to people about the village.

Finally the councillors and volunteers worked hard setting up the event and marshalling the evening to make it a tremendous success.