VE Day Celebrations 2020 at home

Well done to everyone for making the most of the 75th anniversary for VE Day celebrations at home on Friday 8 May 2020.

Hopefully all former VE Day plans will be able to be celebrated on the weekend of the 15-16 August, to coincide with VJ Day – which commemorates the surrender of Imperial Japan during World War II.

But in the meantime, enjoy this collection of memories from last Friday.

Hungerford

The Mayor and Constable of Hungerford laid wreaths on the two memorials in the town.

Lambourn Valley

There were colourful celebrations in Lambourn and East Garston. See our video here of 97 year old Lieunantant Commander Norton Lee laying a wreath at the village war memorial and the subsequent celebrations.

Wantage & Grove

Wantage Bunting Project decorated the Venom in Grove and The Mayor of Wantage laid a wreath.

 

Newbury Area

Songs of Praise from St Mary’s Shaw in honour of the 75th anniversary of VE Day and a tribute from staff at Park House School.

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