To commemorate 70 years since Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), the Cheshire Military Museum, Chester, is holding a World War Two activity day on Saturday, May 9.
After six years of war in Europe, victory was achieved over Nazi Germany. On May 8, 1945 the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany and its armed forces.
The end of the European war was greeted with relief and jubilation, ordinary people organised street parties and celebrations throughout the country.
On Saturday, May 9, visitors will be encouraged to remember this joyful time 70 years ago and look back at the sacrifices which made victory in Europe possible.
Activities will run from 10.30am–4pm and will include making bunting and handling artefacts from the time.
Wartime recipe cards will be available to take home and some visitors will get the chance to try a piece of cake cooked to a World War Two recipe!
Caroline Mannion, museum officer at the Cheshire Military Museum, said: “The 70 year anniversary of VE Day gives us the chance to remember one of the major events of World War Two, victory over the Nazis and an end to six years of war in Europe.
“Our activity day will be an opportunity to learn about the positive steps people took to celebrate the victory that ensured our freedom.”
The activity day takes place on Saturday, May 9 from 10.30am–4pm. Normal admission charges apply. The Cheshire Military Museum is open daily 10am–5pm (last entry 4pm).