Diary: Wates Group’s place in history

Diary isn’t just about easy laughs and shameless press releases – we occasionally offer hidden depths.

This week, in honour of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we have a little bit of history.

Construction company Wates Group has unearthed rare images depicting a secret feat of British engineering that proved pivotal to the D-Day landings.

The Mulberry harbours (above) were artificially constructed floating docks designed and built in secret, which enabled 2.5m men, 500,000 vehicles and 4m tonnes of supplies to land off the French coast, on a stretch of