Cheltenham Remembers has relaunched to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. You are invited to pay tribute and say thank you to the millions at home and abroad that gave so much during the Second World War to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today. 

Cheltenham VE Day 75th anniversary

How can you celebrate VE Day at home in Cheltenham?

Nation's Toast

Join people across the UK in the Nation’s Toast at 3pm on Friday May 8th . Come to your front door and raise a glass or a cuppa and to toast the heroes of WW2. Live on radio and TV from 2:30pm. We respectfully request that you observe social distancing. 

Children's activities 

Cheltenham Remembers are inviting local local children to get involved with seven days of fun activities they can enjoy from the safety of their own home. Several local schools will also be taking part and the organisers will be sharing pupil’s work via their Facebook page and website.

Decorate your windows red, white & blue!

Brighten up your street and show your neighbours you’ll be celebrating VE Day at home with some colourful decorations or artwork. Printing bunting and flags are available on the event website. 

Share the moment

You are invited to share your celebrations and decorations via photos and videos.  Please use #cheltVE75 or comment on the event Facebook page.

Cheltenham at war

The organisers will be posting images on Facebook of Cheltenham taken during the Second World War. Learn more about the history of where you live in partnership with Gloucestershire Libraries.

1940’s sing-along

There’s nothing like community singing to recapture a bit of Blitz spirit!  The organisers will be uploading a special video of wartime favourites for you to sing along to. In partnership with Lindsay Martin from Let’s Play Vocal Coaching.

Ration book recipes

They will also be posting some wartime recipes from WW1 and WW2 for you to try at home. In partnership with the Holst Birthplace Museum.

Share your story?

Share you family’s WW2 photos and memories using #cheltVE75 or comment on the event Facebook posts.

However you choose to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day the event organisers respectfully request that you please stay at home, don’t visit people from other households and observe social distancing.

Cheltenham Remembers VE Day poster




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