Doncaster community centre to stage virtual celebration to mark VE Day

A Doncaster community centre is to stage a virtual celebration to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Monday, 4th May 2020, 9:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 11:42 am

Bullcroft Memorial Hall had drawn up a number of plans to mark the end of World War Two in Europe in 1945 – but have been forced to cancel because of the coronavirus lockdown.

Instead, a number of events will take place throughout this week to allow locals to mark the occasion.

There will be a best dressed window competition, a baking competition and a children’s drawing competition.

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People are being urged to mark VE Day at home. (Photo: Adam Jones).

Closing date for all three contests is May 6.

There will also be a quiz via Zoom which is free to join on Thursday 7 May at 7pm. The winner will receive a £10 Love to Shop Voucher

There will also be VE Day entertainment on Facebook on Friday 8 May 2020 from 7pm.

Full details of all the events and how to take part are available on the Bullcroft Memorial Hall Facebook page.

Because of the coronavirus lockdown, nationwide celebrations of the end of the war in Europe have had to be scrapped.

Instead, people are being urged to stage their own ‘stay at home’ street parties by decking out their homes in red, white and blue bunting and enjoying socially distanced celebrations in their front garden.

There will also be wartime speeches from Winston Churchill on TV, an address from The Queen and a nationwide singalong of We’ll Meet Again with Dame Vera Lynn.