75th ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY - 2020
On Friday 8th May 2020, Alsager celebrated the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.
Celebrations were a little different than expected due to Covid-19 with the country still in lockdown and social distancing being enforced. But this certainly didnt stop our community in coming together to unite, but in keeping with the distancing rules.
It was wonderful to see all the bunting and flags, some homemade, sourrounding peoples houses, some locals dressed up with war-time themed costumes too. People also made cakes and keyrings that were given away free and asking for donations for charities such as Help the Heroes. With the majority of our local shops being closed, Porterhous took part and dressed the front of the restaurant, which was lovely to see if you happen to be in town collecting your weekly shopping.
From 3pm, our community sat on driveways, front gardens and doorways, in the glorious sunshine, waving to neighbours, staying safe and enjoying tea, cake, scones, fizz and Pimms. And at 3.30pm we were sheduled for a sing-a-long of 'We'll Meet Again' which was originally sung by Vera Lynn during the war.
Some residents had a quiz or bingo, some danced and there was even an American Army truck that drove around town.
Many of the other surrounding towns of Cheshire East were also having Stay at Home Street Parties and it was fantastic to see so many of you getting involved, showing what an amazing community spirit we have here in Alsager!
For the photos taken throughout the day sent in by lots of our community, please click on the link and you will be redirected to our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/pg/itsallaboutalsager