Message from Tandridge DC
With the current social isolation restrictions in place, we’re encouraging residents to come up with creative ways to celebrate VE Day safely at home. Why not consider one of the following on 8 May?
- Decorate your home in red, white and blue, display Great British Bunting in your windows and throw your own stay at home street party.
- Join the Royal British Legion’s two minute silence at 11am.
- Tune in to the Royal British Legion’s live stream at 11:15am, on its website or Facebook page.
- Take part in the VE Day Nation’s toast to the heroes of World War Two at 3pm by raising a glass of something to toast to those who gave so much, we thank you.
- Watch VE Day 75: A Musical Celebration on BBC One at 8pm.
- Join the UK wide rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s classic We’ll meet again from your doorstep, after the Queen’s 9pm address to the nation.
- Watch a piper! Caterham on the Hill Parish Council has arranged for a piper to play from two locations in the area and also in Chaldon, Caterham Valley and Whyteleafe. This will be broadcast live on Facebook to help maintain current social distancing measures. Check the Parish Council’s Facebook page for more details.
The government has announced revised plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day and give thanks to the Second World War generation from the safety of our own homes. A new website, which gives more information about how you can get involved, is available. The Royal British Legion has produced a VE Day learning pack for children aged 7-14 years old.
We’d love to be able to share photos of your decorations and celebrations in our future communications. Please share your photos through our Facebook page (search Tandridge Council), our Twitter page (@TandridgeDC), using the #VEDay75 hashtag, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.