Friday, 8th May, was due to be a massive public holiday in celebration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of war in Europe.
All of the events planned around that day have had to be cancelled or postponed until later in the year but the pageantmaster for the event Bruno Peek has said:
“I know how disappointed you will be that these cannot now go ahead as planned. However, we are still encouraging solo pipers and town criers to continue to mark the occasion from a safe and suitable location.
We are also encouraging all those taking part to undertake the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm on the 8th May, from the safety of their own home by standing up and raise a glass of refreshment of their choice and undertake the following ‘Toast’ – “To those who gave so much, we thank you,” using 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.”
The BBC have also kindly made a page which shows how you could get involved by making decorations for your home. This can be found here.
Red Kite Radio is also planning to broadcast play by the people of Longwick which they were originally going to perform on the day but have given to us to let everybody hear.
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