Dorset and D-Day
Fri. May 3, 2019
We very much enjoyed our recent stay at Woodsford Castle near Dorchester with the Landmark Trust. By day two Tomi was increasingly disappointed with the thought of further exploration of Hardy country and churches. Cloud’s Hill offered short relief from his grumbling, but it didn’t cut the mustard for a chap obsessed with WW2. We pressed on to Portland Castle with the promise of fish and chips for lunch. Following a sign to the D-Day Centre at Castletown,as we traveled across Chesil beach, we discovered this interesting and often sad, interactive centre to those American’s, who left from the site on the morning of 6th June 1944, to fight on Omaha beach. Tomi was in heaven trying out guns, jumping into jeeps and anti-aircraft guns with his sisters. There was even a Harley Davidson to admire and lots to learn from the very helpful and knowledgeable volunteers. We didn’t manage to get to Portland Castle but we did enjoy fish and chips and ice creams on Weymouth beach.