Due to the COVID 19 virus epidemic our plans mark the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day were cancelled. However we did encourage the people of Chipping Norton to celebrate the day with parties in their gardens, a Vera Lynn sing-along and by producing and selling special Chippy bunting, which made nearly £700 to our Poppy Appeal. Our WW2 Veteran Peter Willers is pictured in front of it, below.

We also ran a competition for young people to produce VE Day artwork and bunting. Three winners received £2o Amazon vouchers. These were:

Georgie Clifton who painted this beautiful Spitfire

Some brilliant model making from Abbie Esson-Wyatt

Lovely bunting created by Ananya and Anushka Pednekar.

All the other children who contributed have been given prizes of Legion teddy bears of model kits. Here are their superb efforts:

Here are some other pictures of decorations in the town including our own yarn bomber.

On the evening of 8th May a few of us, abiding by social distancing guidelines, laid a wreath at the War Memorial which looks splendid with the planting in bloom.

We are hoping to hold an event marking the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War on 31st August 2019.