D-Day 75 community project

In 2019, Portsmouth was the centre of the UK commemoration events for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. From October 2018 we ran a community project to help community groups discover their local D-Day heritage.

Each group:

  • Chose a topic that interested them and was related to D-Day and Portsmouth
  • Found out more about it by doing research with our team
  • Met with other groups that were working on the same project to share their experiences
  • Shared their findings with the public in fun and engaging ways

The community groups involved had a range of interests and experiences, ranging from those who used their research to put on a theatrical performance, to local history enthusiasts who created a walking tour.

On this page you can discover the journey of the groups that were involved and watch a video about the project.