They had an unusual way of celebrating the jubilee in Bury. Instead of waving union jacks, they held a festival where people dressed up as Nazis. But things got a lot worse when a Jewish couple was asked to join in—by dressing as Holocaust victims.
Merton and Barbara Paul say they were even asked to wear a yellow Star of David. Some in the crowd at the “wartime weekend” were dressed in SS uniforms. Merton called it “completely disrespectful”.