Silchester Celebrations for VE Day
The residents of Silchester celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day in style on the 8th May in spite of the restrictions imposed by the lockdown
Many people had decorated their homes with Red, White and Blue in honour of the occasion.
At 10am Rev Rob Young led a service pre-recorded from the War Memorial and from people's homes. If you missed it, You can tune in to the link here
At 11am many of the villagers joined in the Nationwide 2 minutes silence on their doorsteps
Throughout the day, the BBC broadcast programs commemorating the end of the war with some amazing photographs and film footage that I know brought back some poignant memories for those who lived through and remembered that day.
At 6pm the Silchester emergency war siren was sounded followed by the Community Choir's recording of "We'll Meet Again" which was played on speakers around the village or for those further from the village centre, on laptops in the garden!
Many people in the village had organised drinks with their neighbours over the fence to celebrate the occasion
It was great to see that Silchester can pull together and be a community even in times like these and not let the lockdown dampen their spirits