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D-Day Exhibition

Discover the story of D-Day as told through the lens of North East Lincolnshire.

To mark the 80th anniversary of Normandy landings, a free exhibition will pay tribute to those who helped to liberate occupied Europe during the Second World War.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the Grimsby airman who dropped food parcels from his Lancaster, the lad from Brighowgate Children’s Home who served on the cruiser HMS Sheffield and the soldier from Cleethorpes who took part in the D-Day landings.

On display will be resources connected to the Matilda tank named “Grimsby”, the presentation Spitfires financed by local people and air raid shelters constructed by the civilian population.

Lincolnshire’s aerodromes and the aircraft types that could be seen over the county during the war years will also feature.

This is a great opportunity for people to discover some fascinating wartime stories, including the Grimsby air-gunner who nearly fell victim to his own side and the Lincolnshire fighter pilot who was awarded one of Poland’s most prestigious decorations.

Adrian Wilkinson, Archivist, North East Lincolnshire Archives

The exhibition takes place on Wednesday May 29, 10am to 4pm in the Bremerhaven Room at Grimsby Town Hall.

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