A blue plaque was unveiled today in Weston woods on the water tower to mark the night future US president Dwight Eisenhower slept in a caravan in Weston-super-Mare.
General Eisenhower stayed only one night in Weston Woods in 1944 en-route to the D-Day landings as part of his role as Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
Cllr John Crockford-Hawley gave the history behind the Blue Plaque at the unveiling. The Mayor and Mayoress did the ceremony with the support of 10-year-old Ivan Jeffery who belongs to airborne misfits living history reenactment group.
Colin Parish was also in attendance with an Austin 104 from 1933 classic car. He’s looking for anyone who once owned the car who lives in Weston.
You can see a film of the event here: https://youtu.be/CkCpQxdxhkk