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.