VE Day 75: Colourful tribute to this most memorable of occasions

Residents of Chatteris get ready to Celebrate VE Day. Local youth officer for Chatteris British Legi

Residents of Chatteris get ready to Celebrate VE Day. Local youth officer for Chatteris British Legion Becky Coper (47) created a thank you garden from ideas of Children at the Local School., ChatterisThursday 07 May 2020. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © Terry Harris

Chatteris is a town that commits, demonstrates passion and manifests true community spirit, none more so than with its determination to commemorate VE Day 75.

Residents of Chatteris get ready to Celebrate VE Day. Local youth officer for Chatteris British Legi

Residents of Chatteris get ready to Celebrate VE Day. Local youth officer for Chatteris British Legion Becky Coper (47) created a thank you garden from ideas of Children at the Local School., ChatterisThursday 07 May 2020. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © Terry Harris

Townsfolk embraced the challenge of lockdown to ensure the significance of the occasion did not go unnoticed.

Bunting, decorations, memorabilia and a VE Day garden tribute and even a former telephone kiosk provide evidence of a town not about to forget this historic moment.

“In memory of VE Day and all it represents,” says the Cross Keys hotel on the Facebook page. “Never again, and never forget.”

Garden parties are planned across Chatteris for the actual Bank Holiday – the lock down equivalent of a street party, say organisers of the VE Day celebrations.

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; ANGELA BRADY - Credit: Archant


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What started in Chatteris a few weeks ago with a suggestion to “flood the town with red, white and blue bunting” to mark VE Day has become an ide taken up by many families across the town. What we didn’t have time to see on our brief visit to the town on Thursday has been substantially added to by the many photos shared to us of individual family efforts.

Our thanks to everyone who allowed us to use their VE Day photos from Chatteris to provide a fitting commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe and the end of the last war.

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; DEBBIE BRADY - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; LISA O'HARA - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; SARAH SCARRY CLARKE - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; LISA O'HORA - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; LISA O'HORA - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture;LOUISE WINDASS - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; DONNA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture;DONNA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; LOUISE WINDASS - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture;CAROLINE HOPPER - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; DONNA JOHNSON - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; CARLY SMALLEY - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; JULIE SMITH - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; VICTORIA FARRIER - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; HELEN LOUSE GARDNER - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; KELLY SABERTON - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; CAROLINE HOPPER - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; EMMA ORRYETT TUFFIN - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; NICKI MANN - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; JAMES CARNEY - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; KATINA HARDING - Credit: Archant

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who

Dozens of homes in Chatteris took up the challenge to commemorate VE Day 75. Our thanks to those who submitted photos. Picture; JOANNE CANNINGS - Credit: Archant

Residents of Chatteris get ready to Celebrate VE Day. Local youth officer for Chatteris British Legi

Residents of Chatteris get ready to Celebrate VE Day. Local youth officer for Chatteris British Legion Becky Coper (47) created a thank you garden from ideas of Children at the Local School., ChatterisThursday 07 May 2020. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: © Terry Harris

Hand made poppies in Chatteris. Picture; HELEN LOUISE GARDNER

Hand made poppies in Chatteris. Picture; HELEN LOUISE GARDNER - Credit: Archant

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