20th May 2020

VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations in the Hatches, Frimley Green

The 75th Anniversary of VE Day was on Friday 8th May 2020. Sadly, in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown, it was not possible to have street parties. Many local residents in the three villages however were determined, with their usual inventiveness, to still mark the day.

Some took to their back gardens for private celebrations while others put out bunting and sat on their drive with friendly, if distant, chats with neighbours and passers-by. In The Hatches, Frimley Green, individual photos of the day have been compiled into a collage. The 1945 photo of the street party in The Hatches shows everyone together, in person. The 2020 version shows everyone together in spirit and joined, as we all increasingly are, thanks to technology.

VE The Hatches Celebrations 2020
Credit: Thanks for the photo go to Tom and Jane Scott-Malden

VE The Hatches Celebrations 1945
Photo from the back of Roy Forster's booklet