VE Day 75 at Home

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day at home…

On 8th May 1945 guns fell silent as the Allied forces formally announced the surrender of Germany, bringing the Second World War to an end in Europe. Celebrations erupted with bunting strung up and more than one million people singing and dancing in the streets.

So why not mark the 75th anniversary with a tea party in your garden or living room – share your pride in Britain and honour the men and women of WW2.

Here’s all you need to celebrate VE Day 75 from 8th – 10th May 2020 with your household…

CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES

VE Day Family Home Learning Activity

VE Day 75 Party Menu Activity

VE Day 75 Dressing Up

VE Day Wordsearch

BUNTING

BPM Blank Bunting VE Day 75 Bunting Message Bunting

Decorate our bunting templates to add to a string of #GreatBritishBunting and hang it in your window.

RECIPES – 1940s treats for your tea party menu.

Rock Cakes

Carrot Cake

Honey Biscuits

MUSIC– Commemorate VE Day with songs from the 1930s & 1940s!

Bentley Priory Museum Presents tunes by Tonic Choir Directors Philip Barnett Bryan Kesselman

MEMORIES – We have curated some first-hand memories of VE Day from our dedicated team of Museum Volunteers.

BPM Volunteer VE Day Memory 1

BPM Volunteer VE Day Memory 2

BPM Volunteer VE Day Memory 3

BPM Volunteer VE Day Memory 4

BPM Volunteer VE Day Memory 5

You can leave your own memory on the Royal British Legion VE Day Message Board.

IWM Voices of War – Take a moment to reflect on what victory in Europe meant for people across the world in 1945

FRIDAY 8th May 2020: VE Day 75 – National Events from Home
11 am: Royal British Legion Two Minute Silence - join in a moment of reflection and remembrance on BBC One. Followed by RBL VE Day livestream.
2.45 pm: The Announcement of Victory - BBC One will broadcast Sir Winston Churchill’s famous victory speech in which he addressed the nation to announce the end of the war in Europe.
3 pm: ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ stand up and raise a glass undertaking the following ‘Toast’ –  

To those who gave so much, we thank you.

9 pm: The Queen is to deliver a special televised address at the same time that her father, King George VI, announced Nazi Germany’s surrender on the radio - BBC One.
Followed by: VE Day 75 Sing-along with Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’