Duffield Parish Council

Serving the people of Duffield

Duffield Cemetery Lodge

Clerk: Jane Terry
Cemetery Lodge, Duffield
Cemetery, 43 Hazelwood Road
Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire
DE56 4DQ

VE Day 75th Anniversary 8th May 2020: Events in Duffield

VE Day 75th Anniversary 8th May 2020: Events in Duffield

The 8th May 2020 represents an important milestone in our history as it marks the 75th anniversary of 8 May 1945 when peace emerged after nearly six years of war.

To mark this anniversary, the early May bank holiday in 2020 has been moved from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May.

Nationally a series of events throughout the weekend are being planned and I am sure you will agree that we cannot let this day pass without Duffield being involved in reflecting on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life.

Cities, towns and villages are all being encouraged to organise events of celebration and commemoration.

The Parish Council is seeking support from residents willing to get involved in shaping the events of the weekend. Please contact Kath Gruber, Parish Clerk, if you are interested by end February 2020 – clerk@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk or call 07595515154.

To find out more about the national programme of events seen below, visit https://www.veday75.org/


  • 3pm – Battle's O'er & VE 75 Years
  • 3pm – The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of World War II
  • 6.55pm – A Cry for Peace Around the World.
  • 7pm – Ringing out for Peace.
  • 7pm onwards – Parties and Celebration


  • Parties and celebrations.


10.30am – Church Services of Celebration and Commemoration

Posted: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:36 by Jackie Clements

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