70 Years On : D-Day remembered

Uploaded on 11.07.14 at 08.07pm

On June 16th 1944, men from Stratford landed on the Normandy beaches, in what would become forever known as D-Day. In this 70th anniversary year, 14 year old Stratford resident, Bill Jones has produced a film remembering that time with many of the veterans telling their own stories. Under the auspices of Stratford's Escape Community Arts, and as part of his Silver National Arts Award, the project took him 6 months to film and a further 6 months to edit and it was recently launched at the Stratford upon Avon Town Hall to an audience of the veterans and their families.

70 Years On : D-Day remembered

On June 16th 1944, men from Stratford landed on the Normandy beaches, in what would become forever known as D-Day. In this 70th anniversary year, 14 year old Stratford resident, Bill Jones has produced a film remembering that time with many of the veterans telling their own stories. Under the auspices of Stratford's Escape Community Arts, and as part of his Silver National Arts Award, the project took him 6 months to film and a further 6 months to edit and it was recently launched at the Stratford upon Avon Town Hall to an audience of the veterans and their families.  Watch video >>

D-Day Veterans honoured

Stratford's D-Day Veterans were honoured at Stratford Town Hall last night (June 6th 2014). At an event organised by Escape Community Arts to launch their new film of the veterans memories of D-Day, Stratford's Mayor, Councillor Ian Fradgley announced that the Town Council is soon to decide on giving them the Freedom of the Town, and with music by The Lady Belles, a surprise presentation was made by the French Consul Honoraire.  Watch video >>