FRIDAY 8th MAY 2020 – VE DAY 75
In line with government guidance, the Council postponed the VE Day event due to take place at KGV Field, Haydon Wick.
Despite the measures in place, there were still ways that we could engage with our community by sharing a series of posts on our Facebook page (Haydon Wick Council) asking residents to share pictures of their decorations, picnics and stories of their grandparents/great grandparents during WW2.
We shared links and templates to design your own bunting, make your own flags, some delicious recipes and some activities for the children to do at home.
Please see below some special performances that we factored in to the day.
– 11.30am – Haydon Wick Parish Council’s Chairman, Councillor Linda Brown, has prepared a video speech to commemorate VE DAY and we have a special performance of the ‘Last Post’. The file is too large to share on our website but you will be able to view on Facebook without having an account by clicking this link https://www.facebook.com/1648857332022716/videos/2869141409788897/
– 2pm – Britannia Majorettes & Miniettes Video Display and picture collage. We received a video from the Britannia Majorettes and Miniettes put together by their Mace Bearer, Bethany. This created a real sense of a virtual display as sadly due to our event being postponed, we were unable to see their new display. https://www.facebook.com/1648857332022716/videos/234767254634334/
In between times we shared videos of the Red Arrows going across the skies of London, a clip of Churchill’s famous victory speech and engaged in lots of posts and comments from our residents. We hope you enjoyed VE Day weekend.