VE Day celebrations in Welwyn Garden City

THIS weekend marked 65 years since the end of World War Two in Europe.

And residents in Welwyn Hatfield marked VE Day, on Saturday, in style, with a community shindig.

More than 70 elderly people turned up to Woodhall Community Centre, in WGC, to enjoy a lunch and festivities, to celebrate when the Allies accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender in 1945.

Organised by WGC Pcsos Heather Nash and Neil Rider as well as Pc Alex Kettle, the event, which ran from 2pm to 5pm, went down a storm.

Pcso Nash said: “The residents were thrilled that they could mark the historic day together.

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“They really enjoyed the afternoon, really appreciated the effort everyone had put in and said they felt really valued and special.”

Pc Kettle said: “There is so much community spirit in Peartree. As soon as we announced we would be holding the event, we had numerous offers of venue, food and alcohol.”

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Kerry Clare from the Welwyn Hatfield Housing Trust, borough councillors Louise Lotz, Malcolm Cowan and former councillor Steve Roberts helped fund the event with support from the de Havilland Housing Association and Asda, which supplied the food.

Borough councillor Clare Berry also attended.

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