As we come to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D Day (6th June 1942), it is an appropriate time to highlight the part that our little part of England played – not just during 1944 – but throughout the Second World War.
Rather like opening a long forgotten book, in creating this illustrated talk, John has once again brought to light some fascinating facts of what life was like here; yes, for those serving their country in the services, but also for those who continued to live their lives on the home front, here in and around Galmpton and Churston Ferrers.
It is no quirk of fate that bounded between sea and Dart, these environments would play an influential part. In addition, buildings that we see and continue to use today played a considerable part during those years of uncertainty for all ages of the community, buildings such as the school, Village Institute and Boat Yards.
This talk will momentarily roll back the years for some and allow others to just appreciate what a different world it was 75 years ago.
The talk will take place on Friday 31st May at Galmpton Village Institute. Please arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. All welcome.