A special service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings took place this morning outside St Wulfram’s Church.
Flowers were laid by Grantham Mayor Ian Selby and his mother Mayoress Anita Selby at the church’s war memorial, with prayers led by Reverend Stuart Cradduck.
Amongst the other attendees were Deputy Mayor Mike Cook, South Kesteven District Council Chief Executive Beverly Agass, Marta Ager from the Salvation Army and Gravity FM’s Alison Rowley.
Long-serving member of the Army Cadet Force Nobby Clark was also there and read out the ‘We will remember them’ passage from Laurence Binyon’s poem ‘For The Fallen’.
Mayor Ian Selby said: “On D-Day 24,000 allied forces landed at Normandy to fight for our freedom. Although we have held events in our town to commemorate D-Day, I was surprised to find no event taking place in Grantham on D-Day itself.
“I therefore organised the small, respectful event held at the war memorial at St Wulfram’s Church. Thank you to Father Stuart Cradduck for offering the prayers and blessing.”