VJ Day marked in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 10:17 14 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:26 14 August 2015

Alf Gardner

Alf Gardner


The 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two will be marked by ceremonies in both Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield over the weekend.

On Saturday. officially designated as VJ Day as it marks the emperor’s surrender broadcast on August 15, 1945. the mayor of Welwyn Hatfield will attend a commemorative service at 11am at the war memorial in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City.

On Sunday, a 9.30am service at St Ethelreda’s Church in Hatfield will be followed by a ceremony at the newly-restored war memorial in Great North Road at 11.30am.

For a full account of a Welwyn Hatfield veteran’s adventures fighting the Japanese in the jungles of Burma, see this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, on sale in shops.

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