VE Day May 8th

Sadly, the commemorative events planned in Nayland with Wissington for May 2020, including a local history exhibition of memorabilia, letters and photographs, were cancelled because of the COVID-19 global emergency.

This document would have formed display panels for that exhibition. Instead, we are publishing it on the Nayland and Wiston Community Website as a tribute to those who lived through the Second World War.

It commemorates the local men who gave their lives between 1939 and 1945, the men and women who served overseas, were prisoners of war, or served on the home front in the Fire Service, Home Guard, Land Army and Red Cross. It also records the hardship suffered by civilians who ‘did their bit’ for the war effort and their joyful celebrations when the war ended.

Please click on the image below to download the document as a PDF.

To see the VE Day 11am church service (either live or as a recording after) click on this YouTube link.

VE Day