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Dissolution of Parliament

The dissolution of Parliament took place on Thursday 30 May 2024. All business in the House of Commons and House of Lords has come to an end. There are currently no MPs and every seat in the Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

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Sand from Normandy Landings

A wooden box containing sand from beaches used at the Normandy Landings. The plaque on the box reads - Presented by the Normandy Veterans Association, West Wales Branch No.55.

Location: Royal Gallery


A box of sand from the five beaches, Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword, used at the Normandy Landings in 1944