The Parish Council are excited to announce we are arranging a parish event to celebrate VE Day 75th Anniversary on Friday 8th May 2020. We’d welcome idea’s, assistance and support for any local group, organisation or charity that would like to participate, or help with the creation of this.
Can you help?
Chiseldon Parish Council need your help for the VE Day 75th Anniversary celebrations. Could you help with any of the following:
- People for leaflet delivery
- Volunteers to run stalls
- Setting up and clearing down
We are also looking for the following items:
- Loan of cups, saucers and plates, cutlery
- Loan of a sound system
- Donations to help run event
Please call (01793 740744) or email the office email@example.com
Friday 8th May Event List
Services parade followed by toast to the Nation
Time capsule and tree planting
Includes Stalls from jewellery to candles, jams and chutneys to home-made dinosaur pencil cases, cards, childrens books and much much more.
Fun stalls include usual tombola, lucky dip, soft toy tombola and pocket money toys.
The Football Club will be running keepy uppy’s competition, dribbling, running through tyres and penalty shot, and the netball club will be running similar.
We have a hog roast, burgers and hot dogs, ice-creams, cup cakes and afternoon tea, not forgetting the beer tent.
There will be performances from Swindon Brass, Swing Out Swindon, Swingbirds, Total Eclipse, the Lost Hills, Revolution Performing Arts and Chiseldon Primary School plus others through the day .
Anyone who attends will be able to have a go at line dancing and learning one of the basic swing dances.
Not forgetting we be having baking and produce competitions themed around the 2nd World War.
Alongside all of this there is a visual exhibition being done by Chiseldon Museum which depicts Chiseldon life through the war years and a reflections tableau which allows people to share memories of the war through different media including photographs, poems, thoughts and letters.
Sunday 10th May
Am: VE Day Commemoration Service at Holy Cross Church
Pm: VE Day Commemoration Tea organised by WI
Facts about Chiseldon's part in the war
What’s so important about this in Chiseldon – Chiseldon Army Camp used in 1st and 2nd world war
- key training facility and staging post for soldiers bound for the First World War, and then the story was repeated during the Second World War.
- very first camp in Britain to receive American soldiers, thus providing a page in a chapter of American history.
Lots to do & see
The Rainbow fire engine, vintage army vehicles, the Royal British Legion Riders, tractors etc.
We also hope to have outside games, a bouncy castle, rock painting, glass window painting, time capsule burying, memorial tree planting, veterans parade.
Lots of stalls raising money, selling goods or promoting charities.
Live music from Swindon Brass, Swingbirds, The Lost Hills, Gavin Jones, Total Eclipse and the wonderful children from Chiseldon Primary School.
We have a hog roast, burgers and sausages. Tea/Coffee & Cake in the Rec Hall (Volunteers needed!) and a soft drinks stalled manned by all the Guiding & Scouting groups.
We have had our first 2 bookings:
- Ray’s Ice creams
- And the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Rainbow Engine
We have also requested a fly past by a WW2 Spitfire and Lancaster bomber but the flight path won’t be arranged until early 2020.
Please contact the Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to announce that Little Fizz will be selling Prosecco at the VE Day 75th Anniversary celebrations.