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Council to hold D-Day 75th anniversary commemorative service

Douglas Borough Council is to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a service of commemoration on Thursday June 6.




Members of the public and organisations are invited to attend the service on North Quay, opposite the Little Fish Café, at 10.15am when the proceedings will be opened with a welcome from the Chairman of the Normandy Veterans’ Association, Hector Duff, BEM, architect of the event.


The service will be led by Monsignor John Devine, OBE, Chaplain to His Worship the Mayor of Douglas, Councillor Jonathan Joughin JP, and will include the Last Post and two minutes’ silence followed by Reveille. The Act of Remembrance will be then be recognised with the placing of a wreath by His Worship at the foot of the lectern and the service will conclude with prayers and a blessing.


Principal guests will then proceed to the garden in Ridgeway Street adjacent to Douglas Town Hall to place their wreaths on the Normandy Veterans’ Memorial..


A number of road closures will be in place for a short time only to accommodate the service. They are:


• North Quay from Ridgeway Street to its junction with Queen Street from 10 until 11am;

• Ridgeway Street from James Street to North Quay from 10 to 11am.


For further details, contact Douglas Town Hall, 696300.