A full weekend of VE Day celebrations

Despite the Lockdown restrictions we still managed to enjoy a lovely weekend of remembrance and celebrations to mark this special 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.

We started off a day of remembrance on Friday with a 2 minute silence at 11am to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through the war.

Then at 3pm we raised a glass for a Toast – “To those who gave so much, we thank you” before finishing off the day listening to the Queens address to the Nation and a programme on the life of Captain Tom Moore.

Saturday was then a busy day of celebration. First a lovely 40s music singalong with some Pimms and lemonade. Then a fantastic indoor street party with cold meats, pickles , bread and butter, cakes and beer and a fantastic union jack cake!

Not to leave it there, Day 3 of our 75th VE day celebrations and rememberance then took the form of a special cinema afternoon in the Main Lounge in a large screen.

Everyone was given a ticket, and there were seats for everyone, but there was a bit of a queue and some hustle and bustle! Popcorn, sweets and a drink on entry, then the lights went down and’ WOW’ the whole room went quiet …

Altogether a lovely weekend of celebrations!
Many, many thanks to all the staff for making it possible.

  • May 11, 2020