Poynton - VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations

8th - 10th May 2020

VE Day - 75th Anniversary Celebrations 8th - 10th May 2020

 

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VE Day - 75th Anniversary

Celebrations 8th - 10th May 2020

VE Day 75th Anniversary logoThis year, Friday 8th May will be an international celebration of peace commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Victory in Europe - VE Day celebrations. The 8th May 1945 was the day peace emerged after nearly six years of war, so the 75th anniversary represents an important milestone in our history.

Poynton Town Council and participating community groups are sadly unable to host the events which were being planned to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, however to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from our area, Poynton Town Council has collated a virtual exhibition of information about local servicemen and women who gave their lives during the Second World War and who are named on the War Memorial at St George’s Church, along with interesting information about Poynton during the War.

The virtual exhibition can be found here along with links to view full size portraits and the information about Poynton at War here.

Three portraits taken from our VE 75th Anniversay  Celebration gallery. Select image to visit gallery.

The information has been collated from a number of different sources, in particular from Harry Carlisle, Cheshire Villages Great War Society and Poynton Local History Society and their book ‘Poynton: A Village at War 1939-1945’. More recently we have gratefully received contributions from Poynton residents. If you have more information about the servicemen and women from Poynton, that you are happy to share, please email Sharon.duke@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk.

We are also encouraging residents to take part in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2 at 3pm on the 8th May, from the safety of their own home by standing up and raising a glass of refreshment of their choice and undertake the following ‘Toast’ – “To those who gave so much, we thank you,” using this unique opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today.

On Friday 8th May, we are also encouraging you to organise a ‘Stay at Home Street Party’, whilst observing social distancing guidelines. Shop owners might like to decorate shop frontages and residents their homes with red, white and blue bunting – or anything you have to hand!


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