Like so many events the 75th VE Day commemorations have had to change.  The Cross Keys was hoping to host a community event – but that can’t now happen.  However, we can all still mark the event, it is still a Bank Holiday for the nation.


On Friday 8th May the 75 VE Day Flag will fly for the weekend at the top of Mill Close and the Poppy display will be out at The Square.  All the poppies on the display were made by Hillam residents for the Remembrance Sunday display.  If you have any bunting, particularly Union Jack type then put it up for that weekend to brighten up the village.

There are some key events happening on Friday 8th that you can take part in safely from home, the BBC are covering it all but here is a quick summary:


11am: 2 Minutes silence

3pm: The National Toast - “To those who gave so much, we thank you.”

9pm: The Queen

It would be good if we could all share in this – even though we can’t meet up to do it.

There are activities on the website below that everyone might like to do, they have ready made posters for colouring and bunting making ideas, but great for children.