Update March 2020: Coronavirus.
With regret the Bethersden VE Day committee have postponed the celebrations previously planned for 8 – 10th of May due to the present virus crisis. It has been pencilled in for the date of VJ Day in late summer subject to the present crisis being over. Further details will be published when available.
Original post –
For details on proposed plans for the village, please see the following Minutes – Minutes VE Day Celebration 28.08.2019
Further details about the celebrations will be posted here once confirmed.
Official National Plans for the celebrations are as follows:
Friday 8th May 2020
2:55 pm – The Last Post will be sounded by buglers across the country
3:00 pm – The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WWII – raise your glass
6:55 pm – A Cry for Peace around the World
7:00 pm – Ringing out for Peace – bell ringing
7:00 pm onwards – CELEBRATIONS!
Sunday 10th May 2020
10:30 am – Church Services of Celebration and Commemoration. This time has been set for churches and cathedrals across the country to celebration the peace we share today.