I imagine the news would have reached the rural areas by wireless. Speeches from the King and the Prime Minister were broadcast.
There must have been a mixture of joy and sadness for the families who had lost loved ones and many were still fighting abroad.
The newspaper of the day gave the two reports:
Feniton had lost four of its sons.
The men are commemorated on a stained glass window in Feniton Church.
Sgt Air Gunner
Petty Officer Regulating
Today the country is in lockdown due to the Corvid - 19 so the villagers marked the day by having a cream in their front gardens, keeping the prescribed 2 meters distance. A Willey's Jeep was driven through the village, a vehicle well know in the day.
Our Daughter in Law and Grandsons sent over a lovely VE Day tea.
The children are not at school due the virus, doing their school work remotely. William has made this wonderful model to mark VE Day with a Spitfire flying over the White Cliffs of Dover.