EVENT CANCELLED TO HELP PROTECT PEOPLE FROM COVID-19

Back to the 40s once more!

8 – 10 May 2020

A further series of FREE events reflecting life in Brixham during the 1940s and marking the 75th Anniversary of VE-Day.

CANCELLATION OF VE EVENTS IN BRIXHAM 8TH -10TH MAY

It is with great sadness that the Board of Brixham Future CIC has decided to cancel the above event.

The National Celebrations have also been cancelled. The decision has been made given the government wish to maintain social distancing and prohibit public gatherings as part of the lock-down strategy to tackle COVID 19.

The Board wishes to express its gratitude to everyone who made such tremendous efforts especially the Royal British Legion (Brixham Branch); the armed forces `family` in the bay; the Orpheus Male Voice Choir; the Brixham Town Band; the Women`s Institute; the friends of Brixham Library; the Rotary Club; the Brixham Conservative Club; the Brixham Chamber of Commerce; the Brixham Middles Street Traders and numerous individual businesses; MDL Marina; the Baptist, Methodist and Church of England; IMS Marketing & Brixham Town Council etc.

The Board believe the 3 day VE Celebrations would have been a great community occasion -made possible by a great community effort. We would also like to thank the countless individuals who attended meetings, given advice and supported the endeavor.

We must also thank those who have supported the Brixham Lottery ( tickets still available) ; made personal or grant donations- all to help finance the VE event. Once we have honored our commitments we anticipate a financial loss of circa £2,000.

Once we are through these challenging times we must again look to small scale, quick win ,low cost projects or events that will help our community recover from the social and economic impact of COVID 19. All practical ideas or suggestions that can be delivered by volunteers are welcome !

Please circulate this CANCELLATION information as widely as possible.

We thank you again for your support.

Best wishes

John Brennan
Chair-Brixham Future CIC

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the 40s once more!

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day

While  celebrating the end of WW2 in Europe and the freedoms won for all future generations, we also remember the suffering generated by the conflict and the loss of 125 local people and 400,000 nationwide.

On 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets to celebrate peace in Europe (the conflict continued in the Far East until 15th August 1945), mourn their loved ones and to hope for the future.

The 75th anniversary will provide our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to celebrate peace and to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period.

VE Day Parade

On the 8th May 2020 there will be a parade to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. The Parade will be led by Scottish Pipers alongside the Royal British Legion (Brixham Branch) with representative groups from military and civilian organisations throughout the south-west.

Thanksgiving Service

On Sunday 10th May we will mark the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day by giving thanks for the valour and bravery of the sailors, soldiers, airmen, and civilians who gave their tomorrow for our today.

We pray that the peace they won through victory over cruelty and oppression may be a blessing in our day for Europe and for the whole world.

Free Street Entertainment

There will lots going on around the town musical performers, historical re-enactments,  40’s dance troupes, military displays and fun activities for all ages including:

  • Terri-May McNulty
  • Andy Youngs
  • Graham Harding
  • The Riviera Ramblers

 

Free Guided Tours

We will be conducting a series of FREE guided walking tours each day Tours run from 11am -12 noon and begin at The Old Coaching Inn on Fore Street. The tours will highlight aspects of everday life in the 1940s.

Free 1940's Film Shows

We will  be providing a FREE 1940s film at the Old Coaching Inn Fore Street at 2.30pm-4pm every day . No reservations are possible and seating is on basis of first come only. 

Back to the 40’s Dance

Back to the 40’s Dance

To celebrate the legacy of freedoms passed to us by our forbears, join us for a fun evening of live 40s music and dance at the Scala Hall on 9th May 2020. There will be a bar on site where you can purchase beer on draft plus a selection of wines and soft drinks....

Highlights

Highlights

With the 75th Anniversary of D-Day approaching, over 60 free 1940s activities, will be hitting the streets of Brixham from 1st-9th June. Organised by Brixham Future, the events are expected to attract a wide audience of visitors and residents of all generations, as...

40s Dance Party

40s Dance Party

To celebrate the legacy of freedoms passed to us by our forbears, join us for a fun evening of live 40s music and dance at the Scala Hall on 8th June. Music is by High Society, a local band of accomplished vintage(!) musicians. There will be a bar on site where you...

St. Mary’s Church

St. Mary’s Church

A major FREE attraction . This is a must-see on your visit to Brixham. Tucked  away amid a street layout that reflects the middle ages this church is a hidden gem. It reflects not only so much of Brixham's history but also contains a large graveyard with many WW2...

The Old Coaching Inn

The Old Coaching Inn

One of the delightful FREE attractions in Brixham Town Centre at 61 Fore Street. `The Old Coaching Inn ` is a `must see` for all visitors to Brixham as one of our most historic sites. Step back in time to 1939 and the beginning of World War 2. By 1943 thousands of...

Vigil Service

Vigil Service

This FREE public inter-denominational service will be held on the evening before the 75th anniversary D-Day to give thanks for the safe embarcation of over 120,000 invasion troops mainly British and Americans. The service will be an opportunity for the whole community...

D-Day Parade

D-Day Parade

One of the major FREE public attractions will be the 6th June 2019 Parade to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The Parade will be led by Scottish Pipers and drummers alongside the Royal British Legion (Brixham Branch) with representative groups from military and...

Churchill is Missing!

Churchill is Missing!

A FREE competition open to both the parents and children is the 1940`s treasure hunt. This will be run by the Middle Street Traders from whom forms can be obtained at either shops or the Craft Market underneath the old fishing market on Saturday the 2nd or 8th June or...

1940s Fashion Show

1940s Fashion Show

 An inspiring FREE fashion show set in the iconic Shoalstone sea water pool on Monday 3rd June between 11am -1pm. Brixham people had to `mend and make do` in the `war years` and this show pays tribute to the skills of the housewife and local seamstresses who made...

Victory Art Exhibition

Victory Art Exhibition

A wonderful Free Exhibition awaits those who have an interest in the artistic heritage of this small port. Brixham has been the home port of many artists who grew upin the war years and have left us with their recollections of what the conflict was like in vivid...