Victory in Europe (VE) Day on 8 May 1945 saw Britain and its Allies formally accept Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender after almost six years of war. At 15:00, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced on the radio that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany's surrender the day before. Spontaneous celebrations broke out and excitement was shared across the country.
Despite lockdown there is no reason why we can’t celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Why not decorate your house with bunting and flags, take part in a two-minutes silence on your front door step at 11am and enjoy a garden party with your family at home. I look forward to sharing how you celebrated this momentous occasion in next weeks newsletter so please send your photos to Mrs Madge or Mrs Brockington.