D-DAY commemorations are set to take place with a special event in Penketh this week.

Residents are invited to join together at St Joseph’s Parish Centre to remember the historic Normandy landings on June 6 in 1944.

This Thursday will mark the 80th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in history.

And will see a number of veterans return to the beaches of Normandy for the commemorations.

Warrington is also marking the anniversary with its own events across town, one being at the St Joesph’s Parish Centre on Meeting Lane in Penketh.

The commemorations will run from 1pm until 4pm on Thursday and there will be a paid admission fee of £5.

There will be a singer at the venue, and a meal of fish and chips and mushy peas will be served, along with tea and coffee.

When stomachs are full, a game of bingo will be hosted for anyone who wishes to join in and the bar will also be open for the duration.

Free entry will be provided for any veterans who wish to attend.