Ampthill VE Day 75

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Ampthill “Virtual” VE75 Celebrations Friday 8th May 2020

As we are unable to hold our planned celebrations, we are planning to organise a “virtual” event for you to use as you wish. We encourage all residents to decorate their houses on the outside with Union Jacks and in red, white and blue. Take some photos and share them with us please!

Organise your own Stay at Home Street Party, perhaps use Zoom, FaceTime or another application to share with family and friends and use the recordings as they are published during the day according to the schedule below.

The programme for the events are also available on the Ampthill VE75 Facebook page along with the links to the various recordings.

Timetable for the day

Friday 8th May

2.55pm: Sounding of The Last Post Recording of Louis Sherry playing.
3.00pm: Piping Battle’s O’er.  Recordings sourced.

VE 75 Years

3.00pm: Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World War 2 toast them from your garden or home
3.00pm: Stay at Home Street Party Play music and entertainment from the 1940's.

7.00pm: Bells Ring Out for Peace. Recording sourced
7.00pm: Cry for Peace Around the World.  Recorded by Kelvin Horton

9.00pm: Join the nation in singing We’ll Meet again with Vera Lynn on your doorsteps! Recording sourced                                                           

Sunday 10th May

3.00pm: Tribute to the Millions. Recorded by Town Mayor, Councillor Ian Titman

Links to Resources

Make your own Bunting. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

English Heritage VE day at home pack https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/siteassets/home/visit/ve-day-75/eh-ve-day-at-home-pack.pdf

Toast to the Heroes. https://www.veday75.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/The-nations-toast-to-the-heroes-cert.pdf