D-Day 80 Spotlight: Knights Fish and Chips
Charlie Bennett
June 11, 2024

Knights Fish and Chips took center stage in the Glastonbury community’s D-Day 80 commemorations, transforming its premises and engaging with local community, in a fantastic tribute to the heroes of World War II.

Their campaign began on Monday with visits from St. Bens School, where students learnt some important history and enjoyed fish and chips. Click here to view the school bulletin

In collaboration with Glastonbury Town Council and a local tearoom, Knights catered to 30 veterans and charitable organization staff with a festive street party. There they provided complimentary fish and chips, which guests could redeem with ration books.

The shop itself was a sight to behold, decorated with D-Day bunting, posters, and staff in themed attire, including military helmets and ‘Rosie the Riveter’ headbands.

Ex-service personnel and military collectors contributed collections of photos and war memorabilia. The shop front was creatively decorated with sandbags filled with loft insulation, mimicking an air raid shelter. View their TikTok tour here.

Bryan, Knights’ longest-serving and most loyal customer, was a distinguished guest at the Thursday event, proudly wearing his medals. In a historical first, Knights introduced three species of fresh fish, including Halibut, to their menu, much to the delight of their patrons.

June 6 saw Knights selling an impressive 364 portions of fish and chips. Demonstrating their commitment to supporting veterans, Knights pledged to donate £1 per portion sold, divided equally among the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy Associations, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. What a brilliant way to mark 80 years since D-Day!

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