Friday 8 May is the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe by the Allied Forces.

The City Council had originally planned to hold a ceremony at the civic centre, but because of the current restrictions these plans have been amended. 

Among the initiatives now planned to mark VE Day in Newcastle are:

  • VE Day 75 Facebook Group: Where residents can share photos, stories, memories and videos of their ‘Stay at Home VE Day events
  • Collection of WW2 recipes: Some ideas to try out wartime meals at home
  • Virtual Raise a Toast: Councillors led by the Lord Mayor will raise a toast at 3pm from their homes.
  • WW2 games and activities:  Games and activities that kept children amused during the War for children to try out in the current situation.
  • Lighting up the Tyne Bridge: In red, white and blue

Other virtual events are also being planned and will be updated on Newcastle City Council's website once confirmed.

Your help to make the events a success  is being asked. Please contribute your memories, photographs and stories. Whether you’re a veteran who served in the war, a child who was evacuated, someone who listened with interest to the stories your parents and grandparents had to tell about life during the war and the celebrations of that very first VE Day the council want to hear from you.

If you’ve got stories, photos or memories that you’d like to share please email or or share them on the Facebook group VE Day 75 Newcastle.