VE Day Celebrations – 8th May 2020

75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Celebrate at home on Friday 8th May 2020! Follow us on social media throughout the day to join in with the Nation and Town celebrations.


3:00pm – The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World War 2
Raise a glass with the nation. Winston Churchill’s speech to the nation on 8th May 1945,  watch here


12 noon – An Address to the Town

Mayor of Shaftesbury, Cllr Tim Cook adresses the Town, watch here


6:55pm – A Cry for Peace
The Town Crier, a cry for peace around the world, watch here


9:00pm – Join the nation in a singalong of ‘We’ll Meet Again’
This is being broadcast on BBC1. watch on BBC i player here, or switch on your TV at home!




Fun things to do at home:

Make your own bunting!


Decorate your home and windows in red, white and blue!


Explore the RBL’s free VE Day home learning resources:


Download a free party pack from the English Heritage website:


Share photos of your celebrations at home on Facebook!
Link to our page here.



To view Dorset Councils Press release for VE day click here. 


To view the governments Press release for VE day click here.