Village’s war story told in new booklet
The story of Beeston Regis in the Second World War is outlined in a new booklet.
Roy Beckley, who is vice chairman of Beeston Regis Parish Council, has produced the booklet titled Beeston Regis Remembers - the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, which will be launched at a service at All Saints Church on Thursday, September 3 at 11am.
Mr Beckley, 80, said 600 copies of the booklet had been printed thanks to a £500 grant from the Armed Forces Covenant - received through North Norfolk District Council - which would be distributed to every address in the parish.
He said the service would mark Merchant Navy Day and the anniversary of Victory over Japan Day.
Mr Beckley said: “Because the Royal Norfolks went off to Singapore and spent a lot of time as prisoners of war, or didn’t come home at all, VJ Day is more important around here than VE Day.”
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