Stoke & Staffordshire

Lidice memorial service held in Stoke-on-Trent

Image caption Nearly 180 men were executed at Lidice in 1942

A service to remember those who died in a village destroyed during World War II has been held in Stoke-on-Trent.

Lidice, in what was Czechoslovakia, was demolished by German forces in September 1942.

Stoke formed strong links with the village after city miners raised the equivalent of £1m to help rebuild the coal mining community after the war.

The memorial service marking the 71st anniversary was held at Stoke Minster on Sunday.

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