VE Day 75 years

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Despite the current social situation we managed to ‘pull off’ some lovely celebrations for VE Day. Although our main display as a result of many hours work was not displayed due to the Scarecrow Festival being postponed for the time being.

However a scaled down display for the village was displayed for the bank holiday weekend in a vain attempt to cheer passersby up!

Celebrations began earlier in the week with a selection of activities, a WW2 Menu, Cookery activities and a special VE Day Reminiscence session. Gladys showed us her uniform form the days she was in the ATS. “The best years of her life”. She even taught us to salute properly. Something which many of didn’t realise there was such an art to!

On the 8th May VE Day, the weather was remarkably kind and at the last minute, we were able to venture outside for the 2 minute silence at 11:00am.

Following this ‘the sherry’ came out, and soon we were enjoying a good old fashioned ‘sing a long’ it was a lovely opportunity to wave to the few passers by.  

Then it was time for lunch, we enjoyed a ‘stay at home street party’. Thanks to Suzy for putting on such a lovely spread.

This was finished with a cake sent to us from Mad Cow Bakes. AMAZING, I think you’ll agree.

Hope you enjoy these photos from the first week of May