Brackley Town Council

Telephone: 01280 702441

Town Hall Tower

Clerk: Alison Moses
20 High Street, Brackley
Northamptonshire NN13 7DS

VE Day 75 - Friday 8th May 2020

VE Day 75 - Friday 8th May 2020

Message from the Town Mayor

Celebrating VE Day 75 was originally planned as a nationwide event spread of over a three-day period and plans for a Brackley Town weekend of activities, starting on the afternoon of May 8th, were well advanced. Then comes Covid-19 causing disruption to our daily life the likes of which have not been seen since the end of World War II. The determination of the Nation, as it was during 1939-45, still prevails and Covid-19 will not stop the Nation, particularly the residents of Brackley from remembering VE day 75.

Firstly, I suggest you decorate your homes and front gardens in Red, White and Blue. Then at 3 PM on Friday May 8th I encourage all residents to raise a glass and join in with 'A Toast to the Nation and Heroes of WWII'. Then at 8 pm open up your windows and doors and listen to musicians from across Brackley playing an arrangement of 'We'll Meet Again'. Finally, at 9 pm after the Queen's speech, join in with the Nation singing 'We'll Meet Again' which will be broadcast live on BBC1.

Whilst following Government Guide Lines on Covid-19 social distancing, you can still recognise VE Day 75 and I encourage all of you to celebrate the day in the best way possible within your home.

Keep well, stay safe, until we all meet again.

Councillor Anthony Bagot-Webb
Town Mayor 2019-2020

Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:36 by Stephanie Campbell

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