VE Day 8 May 1945 to 8 May 2020 --- 75 Years

I have been trying to glean notes on this day relating to the mood of the village.

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.

Name
WW
Rank
Date
Age
Gordon Channon
2
Sgt Air Gunner
29/1/1944
19
Paul Clifford
2
Flt Lt
16/10/1945
24
Ernest Lovering
2
Petty Officer Regulating
9/4/1942
34
Frederick Woodly
2
Cadet (Radio)
1/7/1941
17

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.



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