Carnforth Town Council

Carnforth VE Day – Stay at Home Street party!

Carnforth Town Council encourages you to have a stay-at-home street parties for VE Day next week. We had great plans of our own but these have had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so now we are asking our local community to turn the town red, white and blue’ on Friday May 8th, 75 years after Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared the war in Europe was over.

To mark #VEDay75, @GOVUK have created a toolkit for celebrations at home or in care settings. This includes bunting and posters to print and display to show you’re marking the occasion safely while you #StayHome Get involved here!

We hope that you can also get creative with your commemorations, while still respecting the social distancing rules that are in place. So why not re-create ration recipes, make bunting, create poppies out of plastic bottles or have a picnic in your front garden (weather permitting of course!).

The Town Mayor, Kath Bromilow said “Although circumstances out of our control have impacted our plans significantly, it’s still important to remember and acknowledge this poignant part of our history and honour the bravery of those who served our country. So I urge our local community do their bit and decorate their homes, windows, gardens and front doors in order to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

To take up the challenge, recreate a ration-inspired recipe using a total of five ingredients and email a photo of your finished ration meal to between 4th and 15th May. We will display the photo on the Carnforth Town Council social media pages and website for people to vote on with the winner selected from the number of likes posted. 

Also please share photographs of your decorated house, garden or place of work as we would love to see them, so that we can all pay tribute to the 2nd World War generation on VE Day.
(PS: Subject to Covid19 we hope to enjoy outdoor activities to mark the 75th Anniversary of Victoria in Japan (VJ) Day on 16th August)

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