You can check out the wide range of resources, downloads and quizzes we have provided using the menu at the top of each VE Day 75 page.
Get in the spirit by following along with our 8-day countdown, including a range of activities to do each day from the 1 May to 8 May 2020.
On VE Day, at 7.30pm, the Festival Too Chairman Mark Stanford will be hosting a virtual disco so that you can keep the party going, leading up to the national singing of “We’ll Meet Again”, following on from an address by HM The Queen at 9pm. Listen in to the show on Friday 8 May 2020.
Send your #VEDay75WN pictures by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or tagging in Stories of Lynn on social media and include #VEDay75WN
Some of the best #VEDay75WN posts will be shared on the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk social media channels and one family will be invited to the Mayor’s parlour for tea and a tour of the town hall.
Messages from the Mayor and Canon Adrian
The Mayor & Mayoress of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Geoff & Rose Hipperson, were pleased to join staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a video call that included the Nation’s Toast at 3pm on VE Day, Friday 8 May 2020. It gave the Mayor a chance to toast the heroes from 75 years ago and some of our NHS heroes today.
You can also view the Mayor’s previous message that was release before the VE Day weekend.
We also have a #VEDay75WN broadcast from Canon Adrian Ling, Mayor’s Chaplain and Rector of South & West Lynn.
War-time cookery poll results
The winner of the War Time Cookery Poll was the ‘Date and Walnut Loaf’ with 49% of the votes.
Kathy Hipperson, Food Historian, explains how to make our winning war-time recipe of date and walnut loaf from her kitchen in west Norfolk.
You can also view the recipes for each of the war-time cookery meals below:
There are more ideas and inspiration to mark #VEDay75WN here:
Discover and share your WW2 history
There are many online resources to discover your local and family Second World War histories and connections:
Ancestry.co.uk has made all its UK historical records free from 4 May to 10 May, so you can discover personal stories and the role your family played in the Second World War.