Lots going on as borough prepares for a lockdown party and VE celebration

By Neil Speight

7th May 2020 | Local News

ACROSS Thurrock people have been preparing for tomorrow's (Friday, 8 May) VE celebrations.

Despite the fact that lockdown and social distancing is still in place, it seems many people are determined to have a party.

And there have been splashes of red white and blue and memories of the Second World War going up across a borough festooned in bunting and flags.

In Corringham at Freeman Court, a sheltered housing complex, residents have played their part in helping to create the display on Gordon Road to mark VE Day.

And in Grays, there vis a poignant display in the windows of the RAFA Club on Southend Road where a big party was closed, but the doors will now remain closed.

Throughout VE Day tomorrow Thurrock Council will be sharing social media posts marking VE Day including nostalgic pictures of celebrations which took place in the borough 75 years ago.

A speech and reading by Mayor and Deputy Mayor – who will be laying wreaths at Stanford-le-Hope and Grays respectively, will also be shared on social media channels.

The council will be using the #VEDay75 hashtag for these posts.

Thurrock Nub News plans to be out and about during the day, featuring local events – and at 12 we have a special treat for one remarkable borough community volunteer. Be sure to watch our Facebook live broadcast!

And whatever you are doing, please let us know. Email the editor at neil.speight@nub,news.com, or via Facebook or use our unique Nub It button.


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