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VE Day 75 in Umborne

9 May 2020 438 views No Comment

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Friday evening, May 8th 2020, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day in the community of Umborne in East Devon. We had a minute’s silence in memory of all those who suffered or died in the 2nd World War and Richard played the Last Post and Reveille.

Rob provided some wonderful old songs from that era on his PA system in his garden and because the weather was calm, sunny and still we all managed to hear it and how uplifting it was in these difficult Covid-19 times.

Some people stayed and had a drink in their gardens and others had a “street” party, always¬† abiding by the social distancing advice.


The famous Pottlelake chapel bell with Peter:


Gilly’s Mum Jean (Tiggs)Bob & Diana at Smiter’s Pit

Angela Choke-Parry

WW” Photos:

This was my father Norman Wood in India in 1941 – can you spot him?:

This is Eleanor’s Step Father Fred Chivers in 1944:

Mabel and Hilda Pring who lived at Clover Cottage, Umborne 1944/45

Shute War Memorial  Shute War Memorial

Victor Mark White

Trevor Glasper vists his father’s (Captain Harry Glasper) memorial on VE Day every year

Son's poignant tribute to dad killed on last day of fighting ...

Son's poignant tribute to dad killed on last day of fighting ...

German Plane crash near Patches Farm 1942

If you have any photos to add, or photos of your parent(s) or grandparent(s) in the war, please email rickandeleanor@btinternet.com