VE Day 75

VE Day 75

When VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved – ones and to hope for the future, but not forgetting those still in conflict until 15th August when it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.

The 75th anniversary will provide our nation, and our community with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period.

To commemorate this important time VE Day 75, a three-day international celebration will take place from 8th May to 10th May 2020.

It will be an opportunity for us all to remember the enormous sacrifices that were made at home and abroad and to celebrate as people did 75 years ago, the arrival of peace in Europe.

Several groups and organisations from the Community have been meeting to consider plans for the celebratory weekend.  Once final plans are in place we will let you know what is going on, advertising here and on our Facebook Page. 

Notes from the meetings can be found below:

7th October 2019              21st October 2019             3rd February 2020              17th February 2020 

 

Draft Plan of Events

FRIDAY 8TH MAY 2020

10am -   
St Mary's Church Magor - a time of  reflection at the memorial in the church 

1pm -     
Magor Square - May Farye Family Fun Day 

3pm      
Magor Square - A Toast to the Nation

5pm      
May Fayre Close down 

7pm
St Mary's Church - celebratory Toll of Bells as they did in 1945!

 

 

SATURDAY 9TH MAY 2020

All Day - a Time for Residents to organise and do their own thing.  Street Party as they did in 1945! 

SUNDAY 10TH MAY 2020

10am
Undy AFC - with Gwent Wildlife Trust "Race 4 Wildlife" to include a 1940s themed fair with stall holders hosting fun activities, games, music, refreshments and hopefully a street party vibe!

11am -    
Magor Square, Church Service at the War Memorial

time   -   Afternoon Tea and entertainment 1940's TBC       style in Undy Memorial Hall. (for the                community's older generation!

6pm -       St Mary's Church, Undy - evensong to                  remember and celebrate.