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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Hurst Castle continues D-Day celebrations with Land Girls concert

Hurst Castle is continuing its D-Day celebrations with a musical march down memory lane, with 1940s singing duo sensation, The Land Girls performing in the Garrision Theatre. 

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In the First and Second World Wars the castle was fully garrisoned, its searchlights and guns guarding the western entrance to the Solent against attack from the sea and air. It retained a limited military role until the abolition of the Coastal Artillery arm of the Army in 1956.

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The theatre constructed by the garrison at Hurst Castle is possibly the last such to survive from the Second World War. In 1939 the theatre producers Basil Dean and Leslie Henson set up Entertainment Nationals Service Association (ENSA) to bring concerts to the force. Many professionals gave their services, but so too did amateur groups.

The Land Girls concert will take place on Saturday 22nd June with two shows at 1pm and 3pm. The shows are included in the normal castle admission fee - £5.50 adult, £5.00 concession, £3.50 child and £17 family ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children).

Weather Note: If the weather is warm enough then the concert will be outside. (There will be chairs, but you might want to bring a picnic blanket).

For further information call: Hurst Castle on 01590 642500.

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