1st April 2014
The Friends are delighted to organise a programme of events to commemorate the D-day Meetings at Droxford Station in June 1944. Full details of the programme with regular updates will be published on this site. Please see the press notice which is available here. Droxford D-Day 70 Press
To book tickets please visit our site the Droxford D-day Experience.
A programme of events and exhibition to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and Churchill’s famous meetings of Allied Commanders at Droxford Station, organised by Friends of Droxford Church, Droxford Country Fair, and Droxford Junior School, with support from the D-Day Museum (Portsmouth), Heritage Lottery Fund and Hampshire County Council.
Wed 28th May – Visit to D-Day Map Room (RMP Museum, Southwick House)
Guided visit by arrangement with RMP Museum, Droxford RBL, and Friends of Droxford Church to the site of Ramsay’s HQ and nearby US HQ used by General Eisenhower,
Fri 30th May 7.30pm – Ben Stoneham, with Tim King (Droxford Church)
“Churchill in Droxford: the decisions which influenced D-Day in June 1944”
Thurs 5th June 7.30pm – Tony Williams (Droxford Church)
“History of Droxford Station and its role in D Day”
Fri 6th June – Royal British Legion Summer Party
Open to non-Members. Admission by Ticket – details to be advised
Sat 7th June – 12.30-4.30 pm Droxford Country Fair (The Square, Droxford)
Re-enactment of Churchill’s D-Day Meetings at Droxford Station in June 1944 – including model of Droxford Station, working steam engine, character actors with contemporary costumes and vehicles, and vintage aircraft fly-past.
Sun 8th June – 11.00am Common Worship and Commemoration, Droxford Parish Church
Common Worship in Droxford’s 12th Century Norman Church – to include an Act of Remembrance for those who lost their lives in WWI and WWII, and in particular to mark the momentous decisions made in the parish in June 1944.
Sun 8th June – 3.00-6.00 pm 1940’s Tea Dance: Cakes, Songs and Dancing (Droxford Village Hall)
An afternoon of vintage song and dance – instant Dance classes for absolute beginners.
Dazzling Dance display. Ragroof Players with Friends of Droxford Church will put on an afternoon entertainment of WWII songs and 1940’s dancing – including tea and cakes. SCRUMPTIOUS!!