Back to the Forties at Wisbech to mark the end of Second World War

VE Day celebrations at Peckover house, Wisbech, 1940s sitting room at Peckover decorated specially,

VE Day celebrations at Peckover house, Wisbech, 1940s sitting room at Peckover decorated specially, complete with food and costumes with staff Stacey Evans and Karen Hurrell. - Credit: Archant

The 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War was marked in Wisbech when staff at Peckover House decorated a sitting room in a 1940s style.

The decorations included food and staff decked out in costumes of the era to commemorate the day when Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allies, bringing peace to Europe after nearly six years of war.

Diane Smith, events officer at Peckover House, said the day was organised to join hundreds of people across the country marking such an important day in history.

The Queen joined around 1,000 veterans and their families in a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in which the Archbishop of Canterbury said that veterans had ensured “victory over the greatest darkness of the 20th Century”.

Crowds gathered to watch a military parade passing through Westminster towards Buckingham Palace followed by a fly-past of World War Two aircraft.


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