VE Day Celebrations and Vintage 1940s Weekend

Starts in 3 Months, 12 Days

8th May 2020 12:00 am

More Dates

  • 8th May 2020
  • 9th May 2020
  • 10th May 2020

Lavenham is proud and excited to be joining in the commemorative events taking place across the country to honour the incredible sacrifice men and women made during the Second World War.

The early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

The occasion will remember the contribution of British, Commonwealth and Allied armed forces personnel; those who contributed to the war effort and safeguarded the Home Front. As well as marking the Allies’ victory in 1945, the bank holiday will serve as an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have served and continue to serve in the UK Armed Forces and their families.

Commemorative events will take place over the 3-day weekend across the country, including:

  • the Nation’s Toast; over 20,000 pubs will encourage patrons to raise a glass to the Heroes of World War II
  • bells in churches and cathedrals across the country joining forces in a special Ringing Out for Peace
  • local street parties and celebrations across the 3-day weekend

More details of the Lavenham programme of events will be available over the coming months and will appear here, in the village magazine and on the 1940’s Commemorative facebook page

Celebrations are being organised and co-ordinated by the Friends of Lavenham Airfield (FOLA) and will take place in and around our beautiful village.  Come and experience Lavenham in the 1940s!