COMMUNITY groups are being given the chance to unearth hidden tales of the area’s links to D-Day as part of a museum’s new research scheme.
The D-Day Story is offering a helping hand to budding historians looking to find out more about the area’s D-Day links.
Any group based within 30 miles of Portsmouth can apply.
A grant given to the museum by the Heritage Lottery Fund will help pay for research costs.
Projects can be presented in a range of ways, from traditions booklets to a website or even a staged event.
The appeal comes as Portsmouth launches its bid to become the national focus of next year’s 75th anniversary of D-Day.
A joint effort by Portsmouth City Council and The News is demanding Whitehall stumps up cash to pay for a major commemoration on Southsea’s Common.
Felicity Wood, public participation officer at the museum, said: ‘We want to hear from all kinds of community groups, even if they’ve not carried out history research before.
‘It’s a great opportunity for your group to receive funding and expertise from The D-Day Story and be part of the wider commemorative events connected to the 75th anniversary of D-Day.’
The deadline for applications is October 31. For more, see theddaystory.com