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PremierLeague-News.Com - The memorial is expected to cost £1.5m and fundraising is due to begin in June on the anniversary of the singer's death
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Three possible sites along the famous White Cliffs in Dover are being considered a location for a memorial statue to Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn.Her daughter Virginia Lewis-Jones met with local council representatives today as she visited the Kent cliffs to look at the locations.She said no decision had been taken on where to place it, but the three sites are the Western Heights Bowl, St Martins Battery and the Citadel.The i newsletter latest news and analysisEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Mrs Lewis-Jones was joined by family friend Southend MP Sir David Amess and Dover MP Natalie Elphicke.Ms Elphicke said the visits were to look at sites for the memorial as well as discussions about “the potential for an outdoor performing arts bowl to complement the planned indoor creative arts venue at Bench Street in Dover as part of a multi-million pound reshaping of the seafront end of the town”.The memorial is expected to cost £1.5m and fundraising is due to begin in June on the anniversary of Dame Vera’s death.Three possible sites on Dover’s iconic White Cliffs being considered for a statues of Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn who died in June 2020 aged 103 (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP via Getty Images)In March, a video campaign was launched featuring stars such as Katherine Jenkins, Sir Tim Rice and Sir Paul McCartney calling for a memorial to the wartime singer.Sir David Amess, who launched the campaign, said the sculpture would be created by the sculptor Paul Day.
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. She came from an ordinary background like myself in the East End of London.“She had tough times and hard times and she was always down-to-earth – never grand, and always kind and generous.“These days, many celebrities are grand and remote but Vera was never like that. And she never forgot the sacrifices made by the troops in the Second World War.” Read More Dame Vera Lynn brought hope to tens of millions of people during a dark age and has a proud legacy Dame Vera, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, died on 18 June 2020 at the age of 103. Her funeral was marked by a Spitfire flypast and tributes from across the world.She was known as the Forces’ Sweetheart and her most famous songs include “We’ll Meet Again”, “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”, “There’ll Always Be an England” and “(There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover”.She performed to British troops in Egypt, India and Burma during the Second World War to raise morale among the soldiers, a role she continued during the first UK lockdown last year as she compared challenges faced in the pandemic to the darkest of times in the war.
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