Town out in force for socially distanced VE Day celebrations
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A town came out in force for socially distanced celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.
Attleborough was in jubilant mood as the Keep Calm and Celebrate street party recognised three quarters of a century since German surrender at the end of the Second World War.
Among the busiest streets was Snowdrop Drive, where dozens of families enjoyed picnics and played music - all at a distance given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Elsewhere, on Norwich Road, wartime reenactor Mark Bailey decorated the grass verge outside his garden with an unexploded bomb display and hedgehog anti-tank defences.
“I’ve been reenacting for about 11 years and do events all over the UK,” said Mr Bailey, who runs an educational project called Discover D Day,
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“We were inundated with offers this year but with, what’s going on, everything has been cancelled.
“I thought, rather than sit here around doing nothing, I’d put some of the equipment out especially for VE Day.”
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