VE Day Plans – Friday 8th May
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Newton on Ouse Lockdown VE Day Celebrations

Friday 8th May 2020

all from your gardens/driveways/doorsteps/windows

1100

National 2 Minute Silence – Councillor Sue Chadwick will lay VE Day

Wreath at the Memorial (no spectators in-line with social distancing)

1300

Selection of 1940s songs playing on PA system on The Village Green.

The aim is for it to ripple through the village as people join in as they wish

Be in your gardens/driveways for 1415 latest and get your singing heads on!

1430

Join in with a Village Singalong to ‘We’ll Meet Again’ (click here for lyrics) – played on PA system

and accompanied by a ‘lead’ singer in the central location picked up

by other ‘lead’ singers at strategic locations

 

1435

Join in with a Village Singalong to ‘Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit (click here for lyrics)

Bag’ – played on PA system and accompanied by a ‘lead’ singer in the

central location picked up by other ‘lead’ singers at strategic locations

1445

Build up to Churchill’s Speech – listen here:

Following on from Churchill’s Speech
approx 1500

Whole Village join in with ‘The Nation’s Toast’ – raise a glass of whatever

you like and toast:

“To those who gave so much, we thank you”

 

1530 – 1700 Music will continue playing from The Village Green

2100 UK-wide rendition of ‘We’ll Meet Again’ on the TV

 

Other Things to Do

Competition

Upload VE Day photos to Newton on Ouse Community Facebook Page (if you don’t have Facebook, email karenmorrispc@hotmail.co.uk with them and she will upload them to Facebook if you are happy for them to go on Facebook

(please say in the email if you aren’t)

Lyrics to the 2 Singalong Songs are available online by clicking here – if you want a printed copy of the lyrics, there will be a box outside 12 Prospect Terrace and another box by the Memorial in Back Lane with paper copies in on Wed 6th and Thu 7th of May from 2pm to 6pm – please help yourself!