Celebrate VE Day in London
Friday 8 May 2020 (2 Days)
May Day is traditionally held on a Monday but will be put back to Friday 8 May 2020.VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. The holiday will form part of a three-day weekend of commemorative events.
The 8th May 1945 was the day peace emerged after nearly six years of war, so the 75thanniversary on 8th May 2020 represents an important milestone in our history. I am sure you will agree that we cannot let this day pass without reflecting on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark period. Our celebration, VE Day 75, will cover the weekend of 8th – 10th May 2020, and will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions who played such a vital part in achieving it.
The planned activities over the weekend are as follows:
• The Playing of Battle’s O’er & VE 75 Years
• The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2
• The Cry for Peace, around the World
• Churches & cathedrals Ringing out for Peace
• Street parties and parties in pubs, clubs, Hotels, on town and village greens and in halls etc
• Services of commemoration and celebration in churches, including the reading of the Tribute to the Millions and the playing of the Last Post
FRIDAY 8TH MAY 2020 ( It hasn't been confirmed what will happening in London yet and how our Royal Family will mark it)
• 3pm – Battle’s O’er & VE 75 Years
• 3pm is the time Winston Churchill officially announced the end of WW2 from the Cabinet Office at 10 Downing Street, London.
• Pipers from around the world will open VE Day 75 by playing Battle’s O’er and VE 75 Years at 3pm local time in the country they are in,
paying tribute to the millions who gave so much to earn our freedom today. at the end of a battle, and VE 75 Years has been
• Battle’s O’er will be played by pipers from the top of the four highest Peaks in the UK –.
• 3pm – The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2
• To coincide with the playing of Battle’s O’er thousands of pubs throughout the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man will encourage customers
to raise a glass at 3pm and take part in The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2.
• 6.55pm – A Cry for Peace Around the World
• Town criers around the world will be undertaking A Cry for Peace Around the World, kindly written for this occasion by Crier Peter Taunton..
• 7pm – Ringing out for Peace
• In association with the Central Council of Bellringers, bells in churches and cathedrals will be encouraged to ring out at 7pm on 8th May 2020,
in a collective celebration of VE Day 75.
• 7pm onwards – Parties and Celebration
• Parties and celebrations will take place in pubs, clubs and hotels, on town and village greens and in our streets,
bringing the communities of the nation together in common friendship.
SATURDAY 9TH MAY 2020
• Parties and celebrations continue.
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1 Night Bed & English Breakfast
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Coach Transfers to/from the West End or wherever the celebreations are taking place
Glass of Bubbly on the coach
Children under 12 yrs: £89 (sharing with 2 adults) please note that there are triple rooms but no quadruple rooms
Single Room Supplement: £55.00
Please note that the triple room consist of 1 x double bed & 1 extra bed