Plans for a memorial at the White Cliffs of Dover to Dame Vera Lynn have been unveiled.
A 3,500-seater amphitheatre will commemorate the singer’s life.
The venue will host music, culture, and entertainment – it will also offer breath-taking views over the English Channel.
Its centrepiece will be a statue sculpted by Paul Day of Dame Vera performing in “our darkest hour” against Germany in WWII.
Dame Vera Lynn
Planning documents reveal:
“The memorial is to be an expression of gratitude from the Nation to a lady whose musical talent touched the lives of many millions of people over nine decades.
“This is a memorial of thanks and celebration to a life well lived, to an iconic figure of the 20th century.”