On Friday 8th May Ashfield District Council will be celebrating VE Day alongside the nation, and we’re inviting the residents of Ashfield to join us!
Marking 75 years since Victory in Europe Day, the virtual celebrations will see a number of activities taking place virtually in the run up and on the day itself.
We’ve got plenty to keep you busy with making your own bunting, colouring pictures and making model spitfires. 1940s inspired hair and makeup tutorials will ensure you’re looking your best for ‘Tea at 3’, a virtual afternoon tea party you and your household can enjoy in your home or garden.
On VE Day itself, events will be held virtually on Ashfield District Council’s Facebook page including the Last Post and the Nation’s Toast. It is hoped Ashfield residents will ‘pack up their troubles’ and join in with the We’ll Meet Again sing along.
Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council said “Celebrating VE Day is such an important thing for us to do as a nation. With the current restrictions in place we have had to rethink our plans. We have put together a fantastic programme of events for the whole family to enjoy. We hope to turn the streets of Ashfield red, white and blue for such a special day.
“The Council’s flags will remain at half mast to not just remember those affected by coronavirus but to remember those who have given so much for our freedoms.”
The full programme of events will be announced on the Councils website and Facebook page this week.
Cllr Zadrozny continued “We want all the community to get involved, stay home and hold a party in your home or garden and remember the heroes of WW2. We have plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained as well as recipe ideas and dance tutorials.
“The sense of community spirit that has been demonstrated across Ashfield during lockdown has been incredible and celebrating VE Day is the perfect opportunity to see that spirit in action.”
The Council will be calling on residents to share pictures of their decorations, parties and dance routines on social media.