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.
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.
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.
A wonderful FREE performance awaits you from one of the most famous Choirs in the country. To mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day the Lympstone Military Wives Choir will perform a range of music from the 1940`s sung by women whose husbands are currently serving in our...
One of the major FREE attractions in town is our historic theatre which will be holding a number of evening performances to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. It will also be open to the public during the day for people to simply view the spectacular Victoria...
Coastal Defences Another major FREE attraction and a hidden jewel of Brixham is the unique set of remaining coastal defences built to protect the harbour from air and seaborne attack.From 1939 along Britain`s coastline defences were being built. These included large...
The sixth of June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the launching of Operation Overlord with the D-Day Landings in Normandy. In order to commemorate all those who took part in this momentous historical event, a small team from the Torbay Amateur Radio Society (TARS) ...
Brixham's Heritage Museum is situated in the town's old police station next to the main town hall. It has a number of galleries that contain displays about Brixham in the wartime period. There are many interesting and rare local family WW2 heirlooms. There is a short...
The Friends of Brixham Library will be hosting a small D-Day Exhibition centred around four mannequins displaying uniforms that would have been seen in Brixham and the surrounding area in the run-up to D-Day. US 4th Infantry Division Infantryman US Engineer/Driver...
30 May 2019Sadly, due to adverse weather conditions in the North Sea, the visit of MTB102 has been cancelled. Brixham harbour hosted both Royal Navy and Canadian flotilla's of these small craft during WW2. Our local St. Mary`s Churchyard contains the graves of...