All articles

Second World War Victory

On Friday 8th May, the 75th anniversary of VE Day will take place, coinciding with the Early May Bank Holiday.

This occasion, which is also known as Victory in Europe Day, is regarded as one of the grandest celebrations in British history, during which festivities took place to mark the end of the Second World War.  8th May 1945 – VE (Victory in Europe Day) – was one that remained in the memory of all those who witnessed it.  It meant an end to nearly six years of war that had cost the lives of millions; had destroyed homes, families and cities and had brought huge suffering and lack of food and essential items to the populations of entire countries.

We would like to offer all of our families an opportunity to support and mark this important occasion by taking part in a lockdown VE celebration or by taking part in one of the VE Day activities outlined on the poster below.

If you and your family do decide to take part and mark this important occasion please do share your experience with us and send a photo of your VE Day celebration, activity or other creative idea to mark VE Day to Miss Newman by this Sunday 10th May.

We will be awarding Achievement Points for the best photographs of your VE Day celebration with separate categories including the best designed bunting, VE day recipe, hair style etc.

Please help us to celebrate and mark this important occasion in our history.

 

Click here for VE Day 75 celebration activities