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Dame Vera

May 14, 2021

A campaign for a memorial to Forces' Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn has, most unusually, been given government support from Culture minister Matt Warman. Three sites on Dover's White Cliffs have been proposed for the £1.5m memorial overlooking the English Channel. Fundraising is due to begin on 18 June, on the first anniversary of Dame Vera's death at the age of 103. Mr Warman said it was "not normal practice" for central government to fund new memorials. It does make you wonder if the very poor reception of the Common Sense group's proposal to put up 1750 statues of men paid for from the public purse has led ministers to re-assess the public mood?