VE Day Keighley
The 75th Anniversary of VE Day Keighley was under lockdown in the UK due to the Covid-19 virus. The country should have been holding mass street parties, celebrations and parades BUT unfortunately we couldn’t. Many of the UK residents decided to have a little afternoon tea party on their driveways or in the street but adhering to social distancing rules. This is just what our little street did.
Some of our residents had not seen anyone for over 6 weeks! A few of the ladies were in their early teens on VE day. This day was special to a lot of our street for one reason or another. There was a lot of singing very old songs. Lots of chats about the wars and how our families were involved. There were tears love and laughter. A lot of the street members who came out to celebrate on the day, we knew their faces, had said hello but really got to know them well on this day. There was also a LOT of shouting to each other. 2 metres doesn’t seem a much of a distance until you try to hold a conversation.
Cream teas were eaten, sandwiches demolished, dancing, singing and most of us had far too many drinks. This street social distancing gathering was wonderful. It brought our community together in these strange times and it’s been great to see all the neighbours.
VE Day Keighley
VE 75th Celebrations were not what we would have wanted but we made sure we remembered the meaning of VE Day in the middle of this pandemic.
Thank you to the residents of Worth Avenue and Stockbridge for coming to sit out on the street and for letting us take your picture. It was a pleasure to see you all on May 8th 2020. Here are a few images from the day.
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