D-Day Memorial Service







Are you a veteran of WWll?   Do you know somebody who is a veteran?  May be you know the family of somebody who lost their life during the D-Day landing in 1944?   

If so please read on.  

American servicemen from the 55th Medical Battalion were temporarily based within the grounds of North Aston Hall before embarking for D-Day during 1944.

Peter Barton, an evacuee from Ilford, was staying at North Aston Hall with his mother and sister to avoid the air raids over London.   There were a group of children all about the same age some of whom were the children of the house others village children and the ‘London Kids’.  They ran riot around the grounds and were hardly affected but the hostilities just across the channel.   The children made friends with these service men and the phrase “Got any gum, chum” evokes memories for him to this day.   It was not until later life that Peter discovered that most of these men lost their lives during the D-day landings.

A church service in their honour has been arranged to take place at 11 am on Wednesday June 6th 2007 when it is hoped that any of those surviving servicemen or their relatives may attend


Please visit the web site


Suki x



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18 Responses to D-Day Memorial Service

  1. Dusty says:

    Well done with a super blog and music to match – excellent.  I hope you get good feedback.

  2. Mei's says:

    Hello Suki,
    It’s a pleasure talking to you last night, and thank you for your email, I don’t know I can use voice call on my laptop or not, it’s still too new to understand all the gadget.

  3. Mei's says:

    Hi Thank you for popping round and leave comment on my blog, it’s nice talking to you the other night, hope we’ll talk again soon, nit nit. Mei

  4. Osin says:

    Nice post, i’m sure it will go well at the Hall.
    Suki, that song is too cool to be the first record you bought!  I saw a version on Youtube. 
    Good luck.

  5. YOGI says:

    Hi Suki,
    Great blog, hope it works out. My mother in-law was evacuated from Hackney, to Cardiff, sadley, her dad lost his life aboard ship in 1944, she never saw her mum again, and never went home. She was looked after by the people who took her in, until she married in 1957, but I have done her family history, and after many years, and a lot of work, she has now  been reunited with members of her family, a happy ending.
    Best of luck,
    YOGI xx

  6. Osin says:

    Hi Suki.  This is the version I saw/heard on youtube.

    If the link does not work, enter these word in the search bar…
    hot time old town tonight
    Cool song, thanks for sharing it.

  7. Mei's says:

    Hi, just pop in to say hello, hope you and your family are well and happy, another week end is coming, enjoy!! Mei

  8. Mei's says:

    Hi, just pop in to say hello, hope you and your family are well and happy, another week end is coming, enjoy!! Mei

  9. Magick says:

    Hi Suki:  We have an Ashton Armories here in my city.  I wonder if there is any relation.  Canadians lost a huge number of men when they landed at Dieppe in WWII.  I’m so glad they have special days to honour all these brave men.
    I’m so glad you like my joke….I love to make people laugh, or cry….whichever mood suits me that day…lol.

  10. YOGI says:

    Hi Suki,
    Just payed a visit to Dusty’s site, what a comment to make, saying " her jugs look fantastic ." LOL
    Must agree though, I know, " It’s not the mouth it comes out of, it’s the brain it goe’s into." LOL
    YOGI xx  Still Laughing ( sorry )

  11. Mei's says:

    Hi Suki, u look nice, lady in pink, saw your yellow star shinning on my space, so I pop over to say good morning to you and your family. Have a good week end. Mei 

  12. William says:

    Hey, my neighbors husband, landed 2nd wave on D-day, radio operator, he passed on just a few years ago.  But there are still a handful of men from the War still around, and I will inquire.  My father spent his time in North Africa, in the army air corp.  Again , I will ask around.  The weather here is up and down, this winter, but it is still very cold, then mild the next.

  13. YOGI says:

    Hi Suki,
    What happend with the hair," Wild woman, living in Wildwood." Just a quick visit to see how everyone is, hope all is well, with you and yours,
    YOGI xx

  14. Osin says:

    Thanks Suki- you are more than welcome to pop around to by blog.  Ive added you as a friend if you don’t mind.
    Have a good week.

  15. Dusty says:

    What’s all this with the pink hair then ??  Love it – good laugh

  16. Magick says:

    Hi Suki:  LOL…I love the new picture that you have in your profile….is that your real hair??….just kidding.

  17. John says:

    Nice blog suki. Love the hair too 😀

  18. Sharon says:

    Hello, Miss Suki
    I am "blog-hopping" from Laugh-Lines Cindy – this is wonderful… thank you for remembering… (from an "Army-brat").
    You have a lovely "place"…

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