Cullompton Commemorates D-Day 80th Anniversary

Cullompton held a number of activities yesterday to mark 80 years since the D-Day landings.

Cllr John Stanford began the day by reading the official proclamation in the Higher bullring at 8am. Upon finishing, the D-Day flags were hoisted at the front of the war memorial. Union flags had been installed above premises in High Street and Fore Street in the days prior.

Schools across Cullompton carried activities to mark D-Day and to remember all those who fought for our freedom.

At 6.30pm, the St Andrews Church bells were tolled for the “Ringing out of Peace”. They joined countless other towns and parishes across the country.

The day was culminated with the lighting of the Beacon at the Higher Bullring (pictured above) and Cllr John Stanford reading The Tribute. A short round of applause from the crowd of residents and councillors was followed by a moment of silence. The D-Day flags were then removed and replaced by the Union flags to bring the day to a close.

Special thanks to be given to Cllr John Stanford, Martin Smith, and members of the Town Council team for aiding the Council to properly mark this extremely important day. The Council extends its thanks to all residents who participated across the day.

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