V.E. Day 75 years on7th May 2020 by webspinner
As its 75 years since VE Day we hope you will enjoy our coverage. Cigarette cards were a casualty of WW2, and it seems few trade cards covering this event were issued, but this one seems particularly apt
there are a few other collectables you may be interested to see online
Plus, in the forthcoming James and Son stamp auction, up in Fakenham, I’ve just this minute spotted https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/james-and-son-auctioneers/catalogue-id-srjam10158/lot-dbd9fe64-63e7-45ab-8c9c-aba400c4b8dc
It is sad that we cannot currently copy those original partygoers and drag our tables into the streets for a good old sing song, but we can still dress our indoor dinner tables in flags, and take time out to visit some relevant websites like these
If you are a bugler giving the Last Post at 2.55pm or any of the other celebrants mentioned in this piece, do let us know. We may not all be musical, but the 3pm toast sounds a great idea.
It may seem strange that while we all celebrated Victory in Europe Day, there were many battling in fields of conflict outside Europe, who at the time saw no sight of victory. However, the V.E. Day celebrations did bring hope, and a bit of temporary normality, to civilians, and sometimes a bit of hope is enough to carry you around the corner to glimpse, far in the distance, that the finishing line is at last in sight
As you may expect the BBC has some nostalgic content throughout today, starting with a tribute containing Sir Winston Churchill’s original broadcast to the nation, and various television and radio programming, including a special message from The Queen at 9pm, the very time her father delivered his VE Day broadcast all those years ago. So lets all tune in our recievers and experience all the recollections, celebrations and remembrances of VE Day 75.
And if anything you see or hear brings back any personal or family card collecting memories, please do let us know….
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