This Friday marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. VE Day marks the Allied Victory in Europe in 1945. To mark the end of the war more than 1 million people celebrated in the streets throughout Great Britain. Huge crowds massed in Trafalgar Square, up to the Mall and to Buckingham Palace.
An amateur film taken in Bradford shows crowds of people in the centre of Bradford huddled under umbrellas, watching a band play. The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Mr Cecil Barnett, and other dignitaries gather on the steps of the Bradford Town Hall. They give speeches to the large crowd of people, who wave Union Jack flags in celebration of the Proclamation of Peace.
After 6 years of war, can you imagine how the people in Britain would have felt on the 8th May, 1945?
We cannot celebrate this day in the same way as they did 75 years ago but there are lots of great ideas to mark this day whilst maintaining social distancing. See an idea for events that could happen during the day attached here
We would love to hear from you and see photos of all the activities that you do on Friday. You could even write your own poem or draw a picture about what VE Day means to you.
Please send through photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org