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In pictures: 80th anniversary of D-Day marked in Preston

Posted on - 9th June, 2024 - 12:55pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston Locations, Preston News, What's On in Preston
D-Day celebrations in Preston. Pic: Steve R / Preston Photographic Society
D-Day celebrations in Preston. Pic: Steve R / Preston Photographic Society

Hundreds of people attended in Preston as the city honoured the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The event was organised by Preston City Council and took place at The Flag Market and around The Guild Hall from around 1pm until 4pm.

Attendees enjoyed a parade, dance performances, a military vehicle display, a 1940s fashion show, workshops and an exhibition of Dickie Bird cartoons.

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It follows the city hosting a civic ceremony on Thursday which showed the lighting of a beacon at The Flag Market.

Those who helped organise the event programme included students from Preston College, the Hesketh Silver Band, and more.

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