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Remembering the day the nation partied

The Second World War for most ended with VE Day (Victory in Europe) on May 8, 1945. The end of all hostilities came on August 15, 1945, and VJ Day, Victory over Japan.

All of that will be 70 years ago this year and on Saturday, May 9, a VE Celebration Day will be held from 10am to 5pm at Boston Rugby Club in aid of Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.

The day will include a Spitfire flypast, vintage vehicles, living history displays, tea and beer tent, '40s DJ and singer, vintage fairground rides, vintage traders and craft stall. Entry will be by donation and it is hoped that many will dress the part, although it is optional.

In the evening, from 7.30pm at the Princess Royal Sports Arena, there will be a '40s dance, with the Bluestones Swing Band and 1940s music DJ, and hog roast. Tickets are £25 from Cammacks in Wide Bargate, phone 07534 925 371, or go to Facebook VE Day Anniversary Celebration 9/5/15.