The plaque is next to the WW2 wall mural in Brixham town centre carpark, if you would like to see it for yourself.
This event took place in the Bastins Car Park, on November 11th 2021, at 12 midday.
The "Shadow" plaque of Sir Winston Churchill was unveiled by John Bates, in memory of his father, Fred Bates, a local WW2 veteran who passed away recently at 105 years old.
(Historical notes taken from the service booklet for the event)
By Thursday 11th November 2021, it was over 76 years since the end of WW2, when years of war and carnage came to an end. In 1939, Brixham was a small coastal fishing port with a population of around 8,000. Over 125 local inhabitants were killed during the War.
The War ended formally in Europe on May 8th 1945 (VE Day) with the formal surrender of Nazi Germany, but continued in the Far East until Japan surrendered formally on September 2nd 1945.
Presiding Minister: Reverend Yates
Address by Cllr. Paul Addison (President of the Royal British Legion: Brixham Branch)
Other Guests of Honour: Mr John Bates & Family
Anthony Mangnall, Member of Parliament
Mrs Tracy Hallett - Clerk of Brixham Town Council
Filmed by Laura Jury, of The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, by request of John Brennan, founder of Brixham Future CIC.