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Plans unveiled for a “breath-taking” memorial to forces’ sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn

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.”



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