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Weymouth Town Council and The Nothe Fort partner up to commemorate 80th anniversary of D-Day

Weymouth Town Council and The Nothe Fort are honoured to announce special commemorative events to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day on Thursday 6th June.  

This unique experience at The Nothe Fort is free for all attendees who secure tickets which can only be obtained through The Nothe Fort’s official website here. And the release date is set for the morning of Friday 26th April, so people can set a reminder.

Here’s a flavour of what to expect: 

Once inside the historic fort, visitors can explore the story of D-Day via an exhibition that highlights the experiences of Weymouth residents and the part played by Nothe Fort in the Normandy Invasion and WW2. The story will be conveyed through 3-D models, video presentations, newspaper reports, residents’ memories, and historic images supplied by Weymouth Museum.  

There is also an immersive soundscape by sound artist, Joe Butcher, which visitors can engage with from Nothe Fort’s observational tower. The 3-D audio narrative for headphones includes memories from D-Day veterans and local people affected by the Normandy Invasion.   

Weymouth Town Council’s Town Clerk, Jane Biscombe, said: “Weymouth is commemorating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day on Thursday 6th June with a host of activities including the exhibition, immersive soundscape and beacon lighting at The Nothe Fort. 

“During the day, ticket holders can explore the exhibition, attend talks, and enjoy entertainment at The Nothe Fort. The full schedule of what to expect will be announced over the next few weeks. 

“As night falls, the focus shifts to a beacon lighting event, where ticket holders will enjoy musical performances and witness the ceremonial lighting of the beacon alongside the reading of the international tribute, honouring significant historical events. Please keep an eye on our social media pages to keep up to date with everything that’s happening on June 6th.” 

Chairman of The Nothe Fort James Farquharson added: “We are grateful to have been chosen to host these D-Day anniversary activities at The Nothe. Our team is committed to honouring the servicemen who sailed from here to secure Europe’s freedom and to help tell their story to today’s generation.” 

For details of additional activities funded by Weymouth Town Council on the 80th anniversary of D-Day, visit the Council’s website. To see other events that are happening in Weymouth this year click here.


Notes to Editors   

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