Monday, 11 May 2015

VE Celebrations

Saturday afternoon G and I went into town for our city's VE Day celebrations.
The local website held details of a party arranged by the Royal British Legion to be attended by veterans and anyone else who wanted to come along was invited too.

The event needed to have trestle tables, chairs and bunting and this was the job of the army cadets.
One of the cadets was my cousin. I've never seen her in her uniform before and I didn't know she was going to be at the event so it was great to see her.

The swing band played all the great Big Band songs you would hope to hear, In the Mood, Pennsylvania 69000, Little Brown Jug and many more. Just before they took a break they played The Conga. Huge long snakes of us wound our way around the square. The local newspaper photographer was there and he took a great photo of my cousin and her nephew, just ignore me behind them!
It was really good fun.
When the band returned after their break a singer joined them. She sang A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square so beautifully.

Lots of people were up dancing, but this couple were the first ones and they looked great.
There was a really lovely atmosphere at this event and I'm so glad we went.


  1. It looks like a brilliant time was had by all. It's so lovely that so much effort was put in to the celebrations and what a coincidence to find your cousin there, that's a lovely photo which the paper took.

  2. It looks like a lovely party atmosphere Lisa! Great that you got to see your cousin too! x

  3. That looks like fun & I love the photo in your link x

  4. That looks like really good fun!

  5. It sounds like great fun. I love A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square x