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Thank you to everyone who attended the D-Day 80 service on the Market Square.
Click here to see our gallery of images which captured the service and the flag raising.

Events on the day:

  • Mayor of Haverhill, Councillor David Smith, will be hosting a short Service of Commemoration on the Market Square at 11.00am
  • This will be followed by a flag raising, after which The Lamp Light of Peace will be lit and taken into St Mary’s Church.
  • The service will be led by the Revd. Max Drinkwater of St Mary’s Church. It will include a proclamation, which has been written by Pageant Master of D-Day 80, Bruno Peek CVO OBE OPR.
  • The proclamation will be followed by an act of remembrance, including a performance of the Last Post by Archie Pannell, 11, on the Market Square
  • To conclude the day at 6:30pm, the six bells of St Mary’s Church will be rung.


Local heroes who fought on D-Day will also be remembered throughout the day on banners hung along the High Street. Each banner will include an image of a D-Day veteran who has a connection to Haverhill as well as information on which regiment they served in.

D-Day Exhibition:

Information on the banners will be on display at Haverhill Arts Centre as part of a D-Day exhibition, created by the Haverhill Family History Group. The exhibition features posters explaining different events surrounding D-Day as well as information on those who served and had a connection to Haverhill.

D-Day Stories:

Click on the names below to learn more about the D-Day veterans who are honoured on the banners along the High Street.

William (Bill) J. Gladden

Dennis Reginald Smith

Frederick John Mitchell

Harry Bowdery

Albert Robert Barber

Ron Mayes

Click on the events below to learn more.


D-Day Innovations

Sword Beach

Haverhill Peace Committee

The Atlantic Wall

D-Day in numbers