Updated: May 13
Our community should have been getting ready to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE day just about now. Nobody would have thought back in the winter when Pyle Community Council first posted our plans to commemorate this event our lives would have changed so much. Covid19 has made us all realise the importance of family, friends and community and keeping them all close. So even though any plans for social gatherings and commemorations might have been put aside for now we can still celebrate this historical day in our own way in our own homes. Pyle Community Council's very own Councillor Kay John has sent us these photographs. They show our community celebrating VE day on May 8th 1945. Councillor John is the little girl second from the left, front row in the first photograph.
This got me thinking that maybe other residents also have photographs taken on that day that they'd like to share on this page. We came through terrible times then and we'll do the same again. But until then we can still commemorate the day the same way as the residents in these photos did, with a Tea Party. The weather looks fine for Friday, so why not make a cuppa, play some Vera Lynn and spend some time in your front or back garden if you're lucky enough to have one. We know that some streets in the community have arranged to decorate their own house fronts with bunting and flags.
If you are planning something special, take some photos and send them to our page, we'd love to see what people are doing to remember the day.