2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. The Government have already announced a national programme of events. Here at Maldon, the Town Council will host a street party outside All Saints church within the shadow of the War Memorial. This will take place on Bank Holiday Friday 8th May and will involve the closure of the High Street, from Market Hill to West Square. There will be food and entertainment from 12 noon until 3pm, when Maldon District Council will continue with a ‘Battle’s Over’ broadcast and a procession to a further party on Promenade Park. VIP status will be afforded to any veterans and those who remember VE Day the first time round.
VJ75 (Victory in Japan) will then be marked with a special service at Maldon’s Methodist Church at 10.30am on Sunday, 16th August, conducted by a military chaplain attached to NATO. It should all be very fitting and will ensure that Maldon once again marks the victories that brought world conflict to an end.
To share your memories of VE and/or VJ Days, or if you have any questions about the celebrations, please contact Jane Coleman, the Town Clerk at Maldon Town Council, either by email: email@example.com or by telephone: 01621 857373.