This past weekend, we celebrated 75 years since the Victory in Europe day, as a signal of the end of World War 2. Where, under normal circumstances, we may have taken to the streets in with street parties and coronation chicken, our VE celebrations were a little more subdued – but certainly not without fanfare.
From the amazing war-time music played over loud-speaker in St James by Tony Fleming and his family, to the amazing bunting adourning hedges and doorways, and even the town square, to the massive Union Jack draped over a garden wall, there was one exquisite celebration that, again, turned our beautiful St Mary’s Church into a beaming light of recognition.
Thanks, once again, to JSW Entertainment, and the amazing photography by Graham Hunt, our Church was lit up in red, white and blue on Friday night. Capturing the beauty of the Union Jack, it also served as a continued nod into the evening of the huge amount of thanks we all hold to those men, women and animals who fought so bravely so that we may be free.
So, for those who didn’t have the chance to see the Church on Friday night, we thought we’d share a few photos for you.
A huge thanks to everyone who made this possible.
To continue on with their Light Up for the NHS initiative, the lights will now travel on to the Broadwindsor, Melplash and Netherbury parishes where the blue lights will be able to be seen on the following days: