Ready to party? Join in VE Day celebrations

RESIDENTS across Shaw, Crompton and Royton are being urged to join in this summer’s celebrations for VE (Victory in Europe) Day.On May 8, 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War Two in Europe.

Across the country, millions are expected to mark the occasion with street parties and commemorative projects from May 8-10.

The May Bank Holiday has been pushed back four days from Monday, May 4 to coincide with VE Day and becomes Bank Holiday Friday.

Pubs will play a major role in the events of May 8 with a Nations Toast to the Heroes of World War II at 3pm.

This will be exactly 75 years since Sir Winston Churchill announced the cessation of the six-year conflict.

At 7pm on the same day there will be ‘The Cry for Peace Around the World.’

The weekend offers the chance to organise something really special to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Street parties galore are expected in streets, pubs, neighbourhoods, schools and village halls, perhaps with food and dress reflecting the 1940s: wartime loaf, eggless sponge cake, vegetable turnovers, curried carrots and Lord Woolton pie. And don’t forget the Spam!

Events can be registered by May 1, 2020 online at: www.veday75.org/register/

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