Catterick Village residents ready to celebrate VE Day anniversary in style

A Catterick Village couple have used props from their hobby to decorate their garden ready for tomorrow’s VE Day anniversary.

Linda and Paul Smith say the decorations are left over from their time taking part in Second World War and 1940s reenactments.

Lind added: “We are very much into the era and only retired from our hobby as our Newfoundland dogs were proving to be getting a little too old to be out on display all day long for full weekends.

“Now we just take them occasionally for a little promenading!”

Richmondshire communities are being urged to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the war at home tomorrow.


North Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Mike Walker said: “It is right that, on the 75th anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe, we join together safely, to remember and give thanks to all those who played their part in bringing peace, so that we could live our lives in freedom.

“Even though street parties and other gatherings have been cancelled, we can still celebrate, but in a different way.

“We will remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice, those that returned home and all who fought on the Home Front too and importantly thank the veterans alive today for what they did for us. However, it remains of utmost importance that people commemorate at home, so we can protect the NHS and save lives.” [kofi]