Wreath-laying marks 80th anniversary of Tupton's bomb victims

Wreaths were laid in Tupton to commemorate the 80th anniversary of 11 villagers losing their lives when bombs were dropped on the community during the Second World War.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 9:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 9:48 am

The ceremony was performed by Camille Ramshaw, chairman of Tupton Parish Council, and Cathy Goodyer, vice-chairman of the council, and Tony Waters, chairman of North Wingfield branch of the Royal British Legion, and the branch secretary Trevor Higginson.

Monday’s wreath-laying was preceded by a two-minute silence in the community garden which was near where the bombs fell on houses in 1941.

District councillor David Hancock said: “Because of Covid, it was a very low-key ceremony.”

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Trevor Higginson, social secretary of North Wingfield branch of Royal British Legion, Tony Waters, chairman of North Wingfield branch RBL, Camille Ramshaw, chairman of Tupton Parish Council and Cathy Goodyer, vice-chairman of Tupton Parish Council take part in the two-minute silence in memory of the 11 bomb victims.

A bench was unveiled in the community garden on Friday, paid for by the parish council and a donation from Malcolm Muldoon whose father was involved in the rescue operation after the bombing.

Coun Hancock says there are plans for a plaque listing the names of the victims to be installed near the site ahead of Remembrance Day.