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D-Day 80th Anniversary - Thursday 6 June

Join South Ribble Borough Council as they mark the 80th Anniversary of D-Day with special beacon lighting


Thursday 6 June marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the largest naval, land and air operation in history.

The council will be marking the occasion with a special beacon lighting ceremony at the Cenotaph on Hope Terrace in Lostock Hall from 8.30pm and are inviting the community to come along to join them in remembrance.

The lighting of beacon is a country-wide act of commemoration and remembrance to pay tribute to all those who took part in D-Day, whether as part of the landings or supporting from the United Kingdom.

Beacon lighting

Date: Thursday 6 June

Location: Cenotaph on Hope Terrace in Lostock Hall

Time: 8.30pm to 9.15pm

Residents are being invited to arrive from 8.30pm for an 8.45pm event start. The event will see a performance by Lostock Hall Brass Band and the beacon will be lit at 9.15pm.

Flying the D-Day Flag

The council will also have a D-Day anniversary flag flying at the Civic Centre in Leyland on Thursday 6 June.


How can you get involved?

National Fish and Chips Day - have a chippy tea!

The biggest food awareness day of the year, National Fish and Chip Day, will be back this year and is moving from its traditional Friday slot to Thursday 6th June 2024, in support of the D-Day 80th celebrations.

National Fish and Chip Day has always brought the nation together to celebrate this iconic dish, and because of the strong links fish and chips had with WWII.

Fish and chips are often considered the British national dish and this humble meal was a vital ingredient of the war effort in both the First and Second World Wars.

The British Government safeguarded the supply of fish and potatoes during both world wars to ensure the dish remained a boost to morale and these foods were among the few not to be subject to rationing during both world wars.

National Fish and Chips Day


The D-Day 80 Lamp Light of Peace

There will be many locations such as hospitals, care homes, pubs, and restaurants etc, that would like to take part in D-Day 80, but do not have the land or facilities available to light a Beacon. You may even wish to pay tribute at home.

People are being encouraged to light a candle or another special light, or purchase a Lamp Light of Peace, to pay tribute to those that gave so much to enable us to share the freedom we have today.

The light from the flame will represent the 'light of peace' that emerged from the darkness of war.

The official Lamp Light of Peace can be purchased at

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