Veterans of World War Two are being invited to attend D-Day commemorations taking place in Mylor Bridge this weekend, when they will have the chance to enjoy a cream tea, take in the various exhibitions and reminisce.
A military weekend is being planned for May 30/June 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the historic landings.
The event will see a display of around 12 military vehicles, including an International Halftrack which has been restored by Adrian Snell and appeared in the movie A Bridge Too Far.
At the Ord Statter Pavillion and playing field there will also be various displays and stalls including Cold Stream Guards banners and pipes, weapons, information from the Ghurka Trust, a photographic record of the WWII pill boxes, some militaria stalls selling items of period clothing and jewellery.
Local historian Jill Quilliam has been responsible for drawing much of the information together and has also been locating local WWII veterans and inviting them to the cream team at 3pm on the Sunday afternoon.
The weekend, though, will kick off on the Friday evening with a BBQ next to the WWII Roadshow and the provision of food will continue as cooked breakfasts will be available on site on both Saturday and Sunday and can be pre-booked by calling Les Adshead on 01872 863233.
The stalls and displays will be open between 11am and 4pm over the weekend and on the Saturday night there will be a D-Day Dance from 7.30pm until midnight with a bar and dancing to live music from Ice with a Slice. People are being encouraged to dress up in costume.
Tickets cost £6.50, to include a pasty supper, and can be bought from Adrian on 01326 374984 or Les on 01872 863233.
The whole weekend is being organised by Adrian Snell and Zac May.
“Because it’s the 70th anniversary of D-Day we thought it was very important that we marked it,” said Adrian. “We didn’t want a massive event, but we would like people to come along and join in, particularly any veterans or Land Army girls.”
Anyone who would like to know more about the weekend, or if you are a veteran and would like to attend for the cream tea, call Adrian on 01326 374984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.