75th Anniversary of D-Day Exhibition opens

Posted by Tenby Museum on Jun 1, 2019 Blog No Comments

The new exhibition at the museum, This Great and Noble Undertaking: the 75th Anniversary of D-Day is now officially open.

The exhibition traces details of this historic day as well as looking at more specific areas such as photographers (James Mapham and Robert Capa), GI’s in Tenby, Exercise Jantzen, the weather and the 28th Division.  There are memories, did-you-know snippets, images and some wonderful original artefacts and mannequins from the collection of The History Shed Experience.

There is also a poignant eight-minute film featuring local veteran Ted Owens, now 94 years old, being interviewed by two young children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Cardiff, when Ted returned once more to the now peaceful shores of Normandy to lay a poppy in remembrance of lost friends.

Curator Mark Lewis, who researched and wrote the exhibition, said, “Tenby and Pembrokeshire played their parts in this historic event and this exhibition tries to balance the personal with the more broader historical story.  I am hugely grateful to Seimon Pugh-Jones of the History Shed Experience, my brother, Greg, for making the film and allowing us to show it and of course to Ted.”

The exhibition runs until the end of December 2019.