VE Day Celebrations

Published: 01 May 2020

Crowhurst VE Day Celebrations

Crowhurst celebrated St Georges Day a little differently this year, but we still celebrated in true Crowhurst style. Let's see what we can do for VE Day!

Friday 8th May is a public holiday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the day of the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. We can't get together, but we can still show the true Crowhurst spirit, join us and fly the Union Jack, or decorate your house in red white and blue - bunting or anything else you can find. Ask the children to paint / draw pictures and put them on show for everyone to see whilst out on their daily exercise.

We would very much like everyone to join us in observing the national 2 minute silence at 11am, perhaps, if you are comfortable doing so, coming out to your driveway to do so.

The weather is forecast to be fine, so have a picnic in your front garden and raise a toast at 6pm, perhaps with a little wartime sing-a-long.

Help to create a Crowhurst VE Day 75 commemoration page for the Parish website, by sending digital pictures of:

- Your relatives who fought in the war

- Your VE Day picnics

- Your decorated houses

- Your wartime cooking

- Your picnic celebration

- You and your fellow household members raising a glass

Send your pictures to:

Try a little wartime recipe, a delicious carrot cake perhaps?