CANCELLED - VE Day Events - Brixham

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Brixham Town Square, (behind the main town bus stop), BRIXHAM, Devon, TQ5 8TA

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D Day Commemoration Brixham, Devon

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On 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets to celebrate peace in Europe (conflict continued in the Far East until 15th August 1945), mourn their loved ones and to hope for the future.

The 75th anniversary will provide our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period.

Here’s what we have planned so far:

VE Day Parade

On the 8th May 2020 there will be a parade to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. The Parade will be led by Scottish Pipers alongside the Royal British Legion (Brixham Branch) with representative groups from military and civilian organisations throughout the south-west.

Free 1940's Film Shows

We will  be providing a FREE 1940s film at the Old Coaching Inn Fore Street at 2.30pm-4pm every day . No reservations are possible and seating is on basis of first come only. 

Free Street Entertainment

There will lots going on around the town musical performers, historical re-enactments,  40’s dance troupes, military displays and fun activities for all ages including:

Terri-May McNulty

Andy Youngs

Graham Harding

The Riviera Ramblers

Free Guided Tours

We will be conducting a series of FREE guided walking tours each day Tours run from 11am -12 noon and begin at The Old Coaching Inn on Fore Street. The tours will highlight aspects of everday life in the 1940s.

Back to the 40’s Dance

To celebrate the legacy of freedoms passed to us by our forbears, join us for a fun evening of live 40s music and dance at the Scala Hall on 9th May 2020. There will be a bar on site where you can purchase beer on draft plus a selection of wines and soft drinks....

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