Stevenage is celebrating VE Day

01 May 2015

The Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Sherma Batson MBE, will be joining representatives of the Royal British Legion, fellow councillors and local community groups on Friday 8 May to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day with a two minute silence. 

The two minute silence will be observed at 3pm from the Joyride Platform in the Town Square. A short service will include The Stevenage Sea Cadets playing the ‘Last Post’, a reading by Geoffrey Fisher, Vice-Chairman of the Stevenage Branch of the Royal British Legion and a blessing by the Reverend Jacky Page.

Councillor Sherma Batson, Mayor of Stevenage, said, “The 70th anniversary of VE Day is a poignant time for us to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made during the Second World War, and I hope the community will join me in the two minutes silence and service.” 

As well as the VE Day service on Friday, on Saturday 9 May Stevenage Museum will be hosting a VE Day dance from 2 to 4.30pm. With music, dancing and refreshments, the free event is the perfect opportunity to don your dancing shoes and join in the celebrations. 

The VE Day event is taking place in the Town Square on Friday 8 May. The service begins at 2.50pm, with the two-minute silence starting at 3pm.