Ceremony & sing-along to mark VE Day anniversary

Published Monday 27 April 2015

A special ceremony - and sing-along - is to be held in Market Harborough to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Harborough District Council’s chairman Cllr Neville Hall will host the ceremony to commemorate and celebrate the occasion on Friday, 8th May, 2015.

The event will take place on The Square, outside the Memorial Garden gates which were erected as a memorial following World War II.

Songs from the war years will be sung, from 2.15pm, by Kyle Keal. People are encouraged to come along and join in with the singing of songs from the era.

The ceremony will be led by the Very Revd John Morley, chairman of the Market Harborough Branch of the Royal British Legion. It will include a two minute silence at 3pm, signalled by the firing of maroon rockets, marking the moment former Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, broadcast to the nation the news that war was officially over. 

The bells of St Dionysius will ring out, as they would have done in 1945.