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Celebrate VE Day online with Bletchley Park on Friday 8 May

Temporarily closed in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus, Bletchley Park will be marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day online with a digital ‘Nation’s Toast’ at 3pm, and a special recording of a VE Day speech by ‘Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill’.

There are many ways you can join the celebrations at home on Friday 8 May, and remember to share your photos and videos using #BletchleyParkVEDay75.

To find out more visit the Bletchley Park website where you will find more activities and fascinating VE Day archive material in the run up to VE Day 75. www.bletchleypark.org.uk  

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#BuntingForBletchley

You can also help create 1,945 metres of red, white and blue bunting to celebrate VE Day.

Adorn your houses with bunting on 8 May. Then, once the site is reopen to the public, Bletchley Park is asking you to send them your bunting so they can create a real celebration atmosphere when they open.

You can find the template to make the bunting on the Bletchley Park website.

When sharing anything on social media use #BletchleyParkVEDay75 or #BuntingforBletchley.

Bletchley Park at Milton Keynes was one of the first organisations to learn of the formal surrender of Germany in the early hours of 7 May 1945, the day before VE Day was formally announced on 8 May 1945. Although VE Day signalled the end of the war in Europe, the war in the Pacific continued, until VJ Day on 15 August 1945.

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