Hundreds enjoy ‘stay at home’ tea parties as town commemorates VE Day75
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Whittlesey paid its respects on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, with a short ceremony at the war memorial followed by ‘stay at home’ parties.
It was a far cry from the plans the town had prepared but there was no shortage of families determined to remember May 8th 2020.
The mayor Cllr Julie Windle began the day with a short ceremony at the war memorial before she toured the town to see some of the many families enjoying their ‘lockdown’ teas.
Bunting and balloons were in abundance, there were cream teas, flags and plenty of smiling faces across the many homes she passed.
Julie said those taking part showed due regard to social distancing and she was only sorry she couldn’t get to see every home that was taking part in VE Day75.
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When VE Day dawned it was a poignant reminder that it had been 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe.
It wasn’t of course until August that the conflict finally ended with the surrender of Japan (VJ Day) but the significance of VE Day will never be forgotten.
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In Whittlesey, amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the town remember to those millions who ensured the freedoms we enjoy today.