Lancashire war veterans mark VE Day anniversary

The two minutes silence at Preston War Memorial to mark the 70th Anniversary of VE Day
The two minutes silence at Preston War Memorial to mark the 70th Anniversary of VE Day
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War Veterans from across Lancashire joined civic dignitaries to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

The special commemoration was held at County Hall in Preston, marking the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Guests were greeted by young armed forces cadets, who saluted the veterans before escorting them into the event.

A special dinner was served using recipes from the 1930s and 40s, along with some musical favourites played by The Albie Hilton Quartet, including a host of wartime classics.

Many of the staff dressed in outfits reminiscent of those worn during wartime including land girls, a housewife, nurse and a lindyhopper.

The event was hosted by the chairman of Lancashire County Council, Kevin Ellard.

FLAGS OUT: Celebrating VE Day at County Hall

FLAGS OUT: Celebrating VE Day at County Hall

He was was joined by 
senior representatives from the county council, as well as the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Colonel Alan Jolley, and County Councillor Darren Clifford, who is the champion for armed forces and veterans.

Kevin Ellard said: “These ladies and gentlemen served their country during World War Two and its right that we should take time to remember what they did.”