Gallery: Weston-super-Mare celebrates VE Day 75

VE Day in Congresbury. Picture: Love Congresbury

VE Day in Congresbury. Picture: Love Congresbury - Credit: Archant

Revellers across Weston celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day at home.

VE Day in Congresbury. Picture: Love Congresbury

VE Day in Congresbury. Picture: Love Congresbury - Credit: Archant

Friday marked the day the guns fell silent in Europe, ending six years of conflict across the Continent.

Sadly, national and district plans to mark the milestone anniversary due to take place over the weekend have been postponed until the VJ Day (Victory over Japan) celebrations in August, or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, this did not stop people from across the area celebrating the Allies’ victory over the Axis in Europe, while observing social distancing rules.

Residents of All Saints Road in Weston came together to have a socially distanced street party.

VE Day in Congresbury. Picture: Love Congresbury

VE Day in Congresbury. Picture: Love Congresbury - Credit: Archant


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Revellers in Congresbury got into the Blitz spirit, with partygoers dressing in 40s-style clothing and a display of classic cars from the era, while binman Tim Cutler decorated his garbage truck with Union flags and wore his father’s beret in honour of his service during World War Two.

VE Day in Congresbury. Picture: Love Congresbury

VE Day in Congresbury. Picture: Love Congresbury - Credit: Archant

VE Day in Congresbury. Picture: Love Congresbury

VE Day in Congresbury. Picture: Love Congresbury - Credit: Archant

The Wilkinson Family celebrate VE Day. Picture: Carrie Wilkinson

The Wilkinson Family celebrate VE Day. Picture: Carrie Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Div

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Diver - Credit: Archant

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Div

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Diver - Credit: Archant

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Div

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Diver - Credit: Archant

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Div

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Diver - Credit: Archant

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Div

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Diver - Credit: Archant

Nine-year-old Lewis Wilkinson decorated his home to maek the monenteous occasion. Picture: Carrie Wi

Nine-year-old Lewis Wilkinson decorated his home to maek the monenteous occasion. Picture: Carrie Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Div

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Diver - Credit: Archant

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Div

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Diver - Credit: Archant

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Div

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Diver - Credit: Archant

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Div

Residents in All Saints Road, Weston held a socially distanced VE Day street party. Picture: Sue Diver - Credit: Archant

Beach Court Resident, 93 year-old Army Veteran (Royal Signals Regiment) Gordon Hobbs celebrates VE

Beach Court Resident, 93 year-old Army Veteran (Royal Signals Regiment) Gordon Hobbs celebrates VE Day. Picture: Kath Francombe - Credit: Archant

Beach Court residents Julie and Andy Spencer celebrate VE day and Julies Birthday. Picture: Kath F

Beach Court residents Julie and Andy Spencer celebrate VE day and Julies Birthday. Picture: Kath Francombe - Credit: Archant

Residents at Beach Court in Weston celebrate VE Day Picture: Kath Francombe

Residents at Beach Court in Weston celebrate VE Day Picture: Kath Francombe - Credit: Archant

Dylan (8) and Olivia Walvin (5) dressed up to celebrate VE Day. Picture: Emma Walvin

Dylan (8) and Olivia Walvin (5) dressed up to celebrate VE Day. Picture: Emma Walvin - Credit: Archant

Olivia Walvin (5)Picture: Emma Walvin

Olivia Walvin (5)Picture: Emma Walvin - Credit: Archant

Dylan Walvin (8) Picture: Emma Walvin

Dylan Walvin (8) Picture: Emma Walvin - Credit: Archant

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long

VE Day in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant

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