On the 8th May 75 years ago, the Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced the end of the Second World War, the end of hostilities. It became known VE Day and there are celebrations of its 75th Anniversary throughout the nation this year. Helmsley residents and visitors can be part of them. In Helmsley the following events are planned.
- 2:00pm – 3:00 pm Helmsley Market Place. Highland Piper Colin Sutherland will be playing.
- 3:00 pm Market Cross. Helmsley Town Council's Chairman, Councillor Ian Saggers, will lead in a tribute to those who 'gave so much to ensure we all enjoy the freedom we have today' by giving The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of World War II.3:00pm After the Nation's Toast, Highland Piper Colin Sutherland will play the traditional bagpipe tune Battle's O'er and the VE day March. Weather permitting, Mr Sutherland will continue playing until 3:30pm.
- 7:00pm Market Cross. Helmsley's Town Crier David Hinde will give the Cry for Peace.
In the afternoon there will be a Tea Party for the over 75s who are residents of Helmsley Parish in Helmsley Town Hall. This event is being jointly arranged by Helmsley Town Council and the Trustees of Helmsley Town Hall and will be ticket-only. For more information please contact Councillor Carol Swift on 01439 771072.
VE Day 75th Anniversary LOGO
Helmsley Town Crier - David Hinde
Highland Piper - Colin Sutherland