75th VE DAY CELEBRATIONS
Friday, May 8, 2020
THE CELEBRATIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED AND COULD INSTEAD BE CELEBRATED ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY IN JAPAN IN AUGUST 2020 - The Parish Council will advise in due course
75th Victory in Europe Celebrations
The Bank Holiday in May has been moved to Friday 08 May 2020 to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Europe in WW2, Victory in Europe.
There are many events taking place around the Country for the Bank Holiday Friday and all weekend. This includes street parties, 2.55pm The Last Post on the 4 highest peaks and most widespread locations in the UK, 3pm when Winston Churchill announced the war was over The Playing of Battle's O'er by pipers around the World together with British Beer and Pub Association and it's members and customers raising a glass for the Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2. At 6.55pm town criers take part in an international cry for Peace Around the World. Church Bells will ring out across the UK at 7pm.
On Saturday 09 May more street parties and celebrations will take place and on Sunday 10 May at 10.30 services will take place throughout cathedrals and churches throughout the UK where a Tribute to the Millions will be read out.
It's a fantastic way to celebrate a landmark time in history and give thanks to those that gave their yesterdays for our tomorrows.
Above is a link to information and downloads on how you can get involved from residents, pubs and churches.
A meeting will take place during March as Wollaston want to celebrate this event and recognise not every street can be closed. We are intending to have a 'picnic in the park' at the playing field for all residents (well up to a 1,000 people and subject to weather) with Scouts providing refreshments, 1930s and 1940s music, a juniors cricket match, clubhouse bar open and some face painting and stalls available. It will be a great way to give thanks to those who sacrificed their lives 75 years ago for the liberation of Europe.