VE DAY - 75 years celebrations...
This week, on Friday 8th May, it will be 75 years since the first VE day was celebrated.
VE Day - or 'Victory in Europe Day' - marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end. On 8 May 1945, at 3pm, the Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio that the war in Europe had come to an end, following the surrender of Germany the day before.
I know there will be many of us who were not even born during the war years, but have stories or memories that our parents or relatives have passed down to us from that time. Or maybe there are some of our members here who were alive then and have their own memories.
I thought it would be a lovely tribute, partly to remember all those who gave their lives for our freedom, if we were to share some of these stories or photos from this time. A memorable time in history, not to be forgotten.
What are your memories from VE Day if you were living then? Some areas are having social distancing street parties I have heard, probably sat in their front gardens or driveways. Are you doing something similar?
If you have any stories, memories , photos you would like to share , please do so here. We would love to hear from you.
I have a photo of my mother from VE Day that the local newspaper took, from where she was living. It ended up in the local paper. She was just a teenager back then, and is no longer here. I will look it out and post it.
I hope to hear some of your stories too,
Have a great day