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Nothe Gardens Hosts Wartime Family Picnics

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9:05am 7th June 2014
(Updated 11:03am 9th June 2014)

The Nothe Gardens in Weymouth are being transported back to the 1940's this afternoon, for a free family picnic to commemorate the heroic troops who took part in the D Day Landings.

Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the mission which saw hundreds of British and American soldiers who were trained in Dorset, leave ports in Weymouth and Portland for the invasion.

As well as military vehicles on display, and a chance to meet local veterans, they'll also be music from the Andrews sisters sung by the local group 'The Decadettes'

It's the 7th year which the Borough Council have run the FREE event.

Its starts at 1pm and ends at 3pm.

Meanwhile the heroic efforts of Allied troops on D-Day will be remembered at a special dinner at Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Room tonight.

Guests from Weymouth's twin town of Louviers in France will be attending.

Newly elected Mayor Anne Terlez will meet Weymouth's new Mayor Kate Wheller.

Louviers Mayor

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