Darran Valley 80th anniversary of D Day

18 June, 2024

We wish to thank Cllr Mark Gibbings (current Chair) for all his hard work organising the flag poles to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings.  The flags were raised in Deri and Fochriw and children from the local schools were invited to take part.

Cllr Mark Gibbings and his colleague prepped /cleaned both areas for the flag raising, cut back trees and cut grass. He did an amazing job.

They also gave framed certificates to the primary schools.

A 100 year old Veteran from Deri played a pivotal role, and also received a framed picture and a certificate from the community council.

They also gave a certificate to all the Veterans who attended in Deri.

Video credit:  Cllr Eddy Blanche.

Thanks to the local resident who took these wonderful photographs with his drone.

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