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Bedfordshire’s Lord-Lieutenant’s Service of Thanksgiving for 75th Anniversary of VE Day and for Voluntary Organisations

Every May, hundreds of people from across Bedfordshire join HM Lord-Lieutenant Helen Nellis to celebrate the work of the voluntary organisations in the county.

The service, in its traditional form, cannot go ahead this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore the Lord-Lieutenant will be broadcasting an online service which will be available from 9am on Friday 8 May, the anniversary of VE Day.

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Captain Tom’s Bespoke Regimental Blazer

Captain Tom Moore’s local tailors, Souster & Hicks wanted to gift the hero with new bespoke regimental blazer and trousers, to coincide with his 100th birthday celebrations. And also as a fitting tribute for the war veteran’s VE Day celebrations.

The war veteran raised over £32 million for the NHS, provided a beacon of hope for the world at such a dark time and is now a Guinness World record holder for the oldest person to have a number one single.

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Co-op VE Day plea for people to stay safe and celebrate at home in Bedfordshire

Central England Co-op has urged Bedfordshire residents to mark VE Day by enjoying an indoor, rather than outdoor street party.

Plans were made across the country to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day by holding community events, including street-parties.

The Coronavirus lockdown means people have to get creative and find ways to mark the occasion in their home or garden.

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PlanBee uses simple activities to help children to understand what VE Day is all about

As the country gets ready to celebrate VE Day under lockdown, PlanBee, creators of curriculum resources for teachers and schools, has provided information to help parents explain to their children what VE Day is all about.

The World War 2 information includes things you may have forgotten from your own school days and 10 interesting WW2 facts. Also, PlanBee’s Becky Cranham, a former primary school teacher, has created some simple activities to for you to try at home with your own children.

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Mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a Lindy Hop

English Heritage is calling on the nation to ‘Dance for VE Day’ to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of Second World War in Europe.

This is to mark the moment in English history when communities across the country spontaneously came together in joy and reflection following more than five years of conflict.

On 8 May 1945, people took to the streets to celebrate with singing and, of course, dancing. Melody Maker’s account of the revels said “From one end of the country to the other, people, relaxing after nearly six years of the most terrible anxieties wanted to dance”.

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Pub hours extended to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

Pubs, clubs and bars, which are licensed to trade until 11pm, will be allowed to open for an additional two hours, on Friday 8 May and Saturday 9 May from 11am until 1am the following morning, to mark the anniversary.

The order, laid in Parliament today, will also apply to premises licensed to provide entertainment such as music, dances, plays and films.

Commemorations and community events will be held across the country to remember the heroism of British, Commonwealth and Allied armed forces personnel and the contribution of ordinary citizens to the war effort.

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