VE Day Celebrations

8 May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the ending of the Second World War in Europe - VE Day ('Victory in Europe' Day).

Complete victory - with the ending of the war in the Pacific - was still another three months away (VJ Day) - but in May 1945, after nearly six years of war, celebrating Victory in Europe was cause enough

Due to the current situation we may not be able to commemorate in the same way, so we've pulled together some resources below for you to take a look at and get involved.

There's music and singing, along with craft activities to get everyone involved with at home. We also have the Inspire Picture Archive where you can see some amazing images of how Nottinghamshire celebrated VE day.

Do you have photos, videos or documents either from VE Day, the World War II era, or your own celebrations? We can preserve these forever in Nottinghamshire Archives or online on the Inspire Picture Archive and help you to immortalise your family. Just complete our simple form here and attach your file. We’ll do the rest.