Singer Matt serenades his neighbours in an impromptu VE Day street party in Penwortham - at a social distance.

It was a far cry from being a VE Day karaoke when residents in a leafy Penwortham street celebrated the big day with a singsong.

Friday, 8th May 2020, 4:09 pm
Updated Friday, 8th May 2020, 4:10 pm

Professional vocalist Matt Whittingham led his neighbours in a musical extravaganza from the end of his driveway.

Flag-waving families turned out in Rawstorne Road to sing along as the neighbourhood marked the 75th anniversary of the ending of the war in Europe.

Residents of all ages joined in the street party, while socially distancing themselves to obey the strict lockdown rules brought in during the coronavirus crisis.

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Vocalist Matt Whittingham leads his neighbours in a ding-song for VE Day.

The event was one of hundreds of "stay at home" celebrations across Lancashire as people tried to make the best of the isolation measures brought in by the Government at the end of March to say thank you to the heroes of the 1939-45 conflict.

One song by Matt was particularly moving as he led a rendition of "We'll Meet Again," made famous during wartime by forces' sweetheart Vera Lynn.

Neighbours in Rawstorne Road, Penwortham celebrate VE Day with a street sing-song while observing social distancing rules.