May 8th 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Not quite the end of World War 2, as there were still battle fronts in Asia, but the Allies had ended the war in Europe. At the time, there had been a number of surrenders on different fronts and after negotiations a ceasefire was arranged for 7th May, with the official surrender being on 8th May 1945. It had been widely anticipated, and people all around the world celebrated VE Day. The May Bank Holiday has been changed for 2020 to enable Friday 8th May to be a Bank Holiday and it is hoped that people will take the opportunity to remember the sacrifices made before, and celebrate the peace and freedom that we enjoy today.
FPC is co-ordinating 3 days of events through the parish (8th – 11th May) that hopefully you will want to join in with. The idea is to spread the events out so that we can join in with as many as possible rather than them competing for your attention. If you wish to contribute to the organising/participating in any way at all, please get in touch with the Clerk (549193) to discuss it further. Thanks to those groups already lined up to participate; The Weavers Arms, St Marys and All Saints Church, Bournebrook School, Fillongley Village Hall, Fillongley Social Club, Fillongley Scout Group, Fillongley Young Farmers Club….. and you?