Celebrating VE Day This Friday

This Bank Holiday Friday 8th May the nation should be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of war in Europe.

Due to the current restrictions most ‘VE Day 75’ events and street parties have had to be cancelled or postponed until later in the year, including the special ancestry day at Cadishead Library.

We still want you to be able to mark the occasion, to share your pride in our country, and honour the men and women of World War II.

Thankfully the current restrictions do not stop everyone having their own ‘at home’ celebration. Let’s get the Union Jacks flying, put up the bunting, download a bit of Vera Lynn and let’s pack up all our current troubles in the old kit bag and have a bit of fun, if only for a couple of hours. We could all do with a bit of light relief at the moment.

We should all take part in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm this Friday 8th May, from the safety of your own home. You are asked you to stand up and raise a glass of refreshment of your choice and undertake the following ‘Toast’ – “To those who gave so much, we thank you.”

Use this unique opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today.

Why not do a bit of baking, maybe some sausage rolls and sandwiches, or why not try making the special VE Day recipe from the good people at Food 4 Thought.

You can also take part in celebrations, from the safety of your own home by making your own VE Day Great British Bunting. You can download everything you need by visiting: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/article

Vikki from Cadishead said, “Come and join in the Irlam and Cadishead VE Day front garden picnic celebration. Let’s have a social distancing celebration to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day by having picnics in our front gardens. Let’s make Irlam and Cadishead a sea of red, white and blue!”

Send us your pictures and stories of your VE Day Celebrations to billyscoopm@ntlworld.com

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