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|Commemorating the end of World War II 15 January, 2015|
Next summer will be the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. On 8th May 1945 more than a million people took to the streets to celebrate VE Day, the end of the war, and peace at last in Europe. Huge crowds amassed in front of Buckingham Palace as King George VI and Winston Churchill greeted a nation full of joy and relief at the prospect of peace following six years of conflict and hardship. Having agreed in principle to unconditional surrender on 15th August (VJ Day), Japan formally surrendered on 2nd September, signifying the end of World War II throughout the rest of the world.
In celebration of this, Cambridgeshire County Council has announced that it will be awarding small grants to local groups and organisations to support community activities linked to and inspired by the 70th anniversary, wartime Britain and the 1940’s era. Each grant will be up to a maximum of £500 and additional funding or support in kind will be expected.
If you have any ideas on ways of marking this anniversary in Fen Ditton, or if you would be interested in helping to organise an event, please contact the Parish Clerk before 28th February.