Exmouth historians to head Liverpool’s 70th Blitz anniversary

A HISTORICAL re-enactment troupe from Exmouth has been chosen to entertain crowds in the largest World War Two commemorations in the country outside of the capital.

A HISTORICAL re-enactment troupe from Exmouth has been chosen to entertain crowds in the largest World War Two commemorations in the country outside of the capital.

Blitz and Peaces, which includes Exmouth historian Arthur Cook author of Exmouth at War, will help people commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Liverpool Blitz of 1941 over the Royal Wedding weekend.

The event will see the team on the streets of Liverpool city centre, entertaining and educating visitors.

Dressed in various full WWII uniforms, they will attempt to capture the imagination of the young and trigger the memories of the old with their songs and stories about life in Britain on the Home Front.

The team are also hosting a Blitz-themed Sunday Lunch for 350 veterans at the world famous Adelphi Hotel, which, when it was targeted by the Luftwaffe, was recognised as among the most luxurious in Europe.

An excited Arthur, of Henrietta Place, Exmouth, said: “It’s an honour we’ve been chosen by the city of Liverpool to talk to the crowds and entertain them.

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“This is the largest event of its kind outside of London and we’re really lucky to have landed this event.”