When Justine Jacob messaged me on the1940sExperiment Facebook Page HERE and shared with me that “Bletchley Park have created a VE Day celebration guidance pack on their website, with useful ideas from hairstyles to food,” I immediately went to check it out. I have to say it sounded exciting so I thought it would be brilliant to pass the information on although I’m sure you probably already know! If you didn’t (like me) you do now!
I think it would be wonderful to share some lockdown photos of us all dressed/baked/decorated up on May 8th commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day! Infact Bletchley Park are hoping people will do this too AND they have some fantastic VE Day packs to download!
On Friday 8 May 2020 Bletchley Park will be marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day online with a digital ‘Nation’s Toast’ at 3pm, and a special recording of a VE Day speech by ‘Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill’.
There are many ways to join our celebrations and this celebration pack should give you a few ideas on how to celebrate with us at home. Remember to share your photos and videos of your activities and celebrations with us #BletchleyParkVEDay75 and find out how you can be part of our celebration film in the activity pack.
Don’t forget to revisit our website where you will find more activities and fascinating VE Day archive material in the run-up to VE Day 75.
We need YOU to help us to create 1,945 metres of red, white and blue bunting to celebrate VE Day! We want you to adorn your houses and streets with bunting on the 8 May. Then, once the site is reopen to the public, we’re asking you to send us your bunting so we can create a real celebration atmosphere when we open.
We can’t wait to see your VE Day creations at home! Make sure you share them with us on social media using #BletchleyParkVEDay75 or #BuntingforBletchley.