Sewards End 75th VE Day Anniversary  

The church bell rings to mark the silence and afternoon tea is taken. St James church, Sewards End, along with the rest of the village, hung out flags to commemorate the anniversary of VE Day on 8th May 2020.   The Bishops had given permission for one church bell to be rung to mark the day, despite church closures during the coronavirus pandemic, so St James’ single bell tolled to mark the beginning and the end of the two-minute silence at 11am.
Around the village, afternoon tea with scones were eaten in the sunshine in many gardens and, after the Queen’s speech, villagers came out to join in singing, while maintaining social distances, ‘We’ll meet again’ – a particularly poignant song at this time. 
Photos below capture the event.