8 May 1945 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day – was one that remained in the memory of all those who witnessed it. It meant an end to nearly six years of a war that had cost the lives of millions; had destroyed homes, families, and cities; and had brought huge suffering and privations to the populations of entire countries.
Millions of people rejoiced in the news that Germany had surrendered, relieved that the intense strain of total war was finally over. In towns and cities across the world, people marked the victory with street parties, dancing and singing.
2020 is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, to commemorate the occasion Blandford Georgian Fayre will be held on Friday the 8th of May.
There will be some minor changes form our normal day. The mighty Carousel will be in Hyde park, the same location it was in 1945. We will endeavour to find a worth replacement for 2020.
The Market Place will have a large music stage with entertainment from 10 am – 10 pm with lots of tables and benches and food and drink throughout the day and evening.
On Sat 9th, the stage will remain in place with entertainment from 10 am – 5 pm. The entertainment then moves into the Corn Exchange with an evening concert by the Ambassadors Big Band.