Posted 30th April 2020
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or share them on the Facebook group VE Day 75 Newcastle.