D-Day 75 community project

In 2018 The D-Day Story was transformed thanks to financial backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This has also enabled us to carry out community projects.

The D-Day 75 Community Project is one such venture.

In 2019, Portsmouth will be the centre of the UK commemoration events for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This community project aims to help local community groups discover their local D-Day heritage as part of the commemoration events.

Each group will:

  • Choose a topic which interests them and is related to D-Day and Portsmouth
  • Find out more about it by doing research with our team
  • Meet with other groups that are working on the same project to share their experiences
  • Share their findings with the public in fun and engaging ways

The community groups involved have a range of interests and experiences, ranging from those who want to use their research to put on a theatrical performance, to those hoping to use their research to create a walking tour.

On this page you can read updates on the project and hear from each group involved.