SKIPTON will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings at an event in June.

In commemoration of this historic milestone, Skipton Town Council is proud to be supporting the event on Thursday, June 6, to honour the heroes who fought valiantly for freedom.

The day will begin with Town Crier Kevin Griffiths delivering the D-Day 80 Proclamation outside Skipton Town Hall at 8am.

Throughout the day, people will be able to get a portion of Fish and Chips, as D-Day 80 and National Fish & Chip Day have partnered for the momentous occasion.

“Bizzie Lizzie's is honoured to support the 80th anniversary celebrations to commemorate D-Day,” said Katie Davison, owner of Bizzie Lizzies.“For every portion of regular or jumbo fish and chips sold in our Swadford Street and High Street car park restaurants on Thursday, June 6, all day (11am to 8pm) we will donate £1 to the Royal British Legion - Skipton Branch, who have been supporting Service men and women, ex-servicing personnel and their families since 1921.”

In June, Skipton's High Street will pay respect to the event, as the Union Flags will be flying, the Town Hall will be lit in red, white, and blue.

The Cenotaph will also be lit up with a silhouette of World War 2 soldier enabling the spirit of camaraderie and determination that defined D-Day.

The Cenotaph Gobo projection was kindly supplied and installed by Robbie Walls at Evica Lights.

The highlight of the commemorative events will be the church bells will be ringing out for peace at 6.30pm, a remembrance service at 8.45pm and finally the international tribute of the D-Day 80 Beacon lighting at 9.15pm, all of which will be taking place in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church at the top of Skipton High Street.

Organisers have said all of these event will serve as a timeless testament to the enduring bond between Skipton and the Allied forces who fought for freedom and democracy.

“I am delighted that we can come together to mark this important anniversary, to remember those who bravely fought for freedom and to remind ourselves that freedom requires our participation and service in our own times,” said James Theodosius, Rector at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton.

Skipton invites all to join in honouring the legacy of D-Day, reflecting on the sacrifices made and reaffirming our commitment to peace and unity.