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.
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.
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....