VE Day: 'Stay At Home' celebrations in Salisbury

VE Day: 'Stay At Home' celebrations in Salisbury

Published by Mike Draper at 4:00am 8th May 2020.

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World War Two ended 75 years ago today (Fri 8th May) and the occasion is being marked in its own historic way. amid the current battle against Covid-19.

Today's a Bank Holiday, and Salisbury City Council has everything in place for us all to get involved with the VE Day party safely from home, because of the ongoing lockdown,

With a bit of help from Spire FM, Salisbury City Council is a Stay At Home VE Celebration.

Among the party plans in place are:

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The VE Day Bank Holiday is a chance to reflect on the ending of the Second World War and a return to peacetime


Don't forget to maintain social distancing while enjoying your celebrations today, and whilst paying tribute to those who gave so much for the country 75 years ago.

There's more on the day, and how Spire FM will be marking it on our website.


Wiltshire Council also has a downloadable pack for holding your own 'at home' VE Day celebrations. It includes things like:

  • Sing-a-long lyrics
  • food and drink recipes for you to try
  • It also has a 1940s themed quiz!

Wiltshire Council Leader, Cllr Philip Whitehead, said: 

"The 8th of May 1945 is a significant moment in history and despite the current situation we wanted to help people mark it and celebrate it while still ensuring social distancing measures are maintained. 

"The pack contains something for the whole family and we hope it provides a little distraction from what we're all going through at the moment, which has seen communities up and down the county evoke that wartime spirit and determination. 

"While we know that this year's celebrations won't be the same as any other we hope people will decorate their homes red, white and blue and enjoy the day together as a household.

"Of course the most important thing is that the day will provide an opportunity for us all to reflect and to thank and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who fought so hard to make that moment in 1945 possible - we owe them so much."

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