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Northleach Historical Society ¦ D-Day 1944: Gloucestershire and the Mulberry Harbours

1 May @ 7:30 pm

As the nation prepares to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day in June Paul Barnett tells us about about ‘the Purton Hulks’, a fleet of vessels beached on the foreshore at Purton, where the Gloucester and Sharpness canal runs next to the River Severn. The site is the largest ship graveyard in Britain, with 81 hulks. The concrete barges were built for the pre-fabricated Mulberry Harbours, which were instrumental in the planning of the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944.

Members free, visitors £3

Image: Mike Finn from Worcester, United Kingdom, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons


1 May
7:30 pm


Northleach Historical Society
01451 860687


The Westwoods Centre
Bassett Road
Northleach, GL54 3QJ
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01451 861499

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