Celebrate VE Day 75 at home

Radio Verulam’s Great British Quiz

On VE Day, Friday 8th May at 10.30am we’ll be testing your knowledge of all things British. Radio Verulam’s “Great British Quiz” is a terrific trivia extravaganza celebrating our wonderful country. Challenge yourself this VE Day to a fun quiz suitable for all ages. From Music to History and everything in between, there’s a question for everyone – with a challenging brain-teaser round in the middle.

Play along via Zoom. Whilst there is no set fee to play, donations are suggested and are being split between Radio Verulam and St Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge.

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The quiz will suit all ages from 5 years upwards and will last around 90 minutes.

You can donate to support the work of SAHWR and Radio Verulam now at https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/donate?cid=119457#1

Radio Verulam is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, company number 02828195. Hertsmere and St Albans Womens Refuge is a registered charity, number 1069612

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Harpenden Town Council’s VE Day video

Harpenden Town Council is putting together a video that will incorporate elements of the celebration that had been planned to take place such as the playing of the last post, Battle’s O’er and a toast to the heroes of World War II.

Residents have displayed peace birds in their homes and their photographs will be used in the video, which will be broadcast on the Town Council’s Facebook page during the afternoon of 8 May.

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A wartime singalong

To pay tribute to our Second World War generation when many public events have been cancelled, Thameslink and Bedford to St Albans City CRP are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day with a 40-minute singalong of wartime songs by 1940s-style singers ‘The Femmes’ for online broadcast from 8 to 11 May.

This is part of its ‘Caring for the Community’ initiative which aims to provide people with a sense of community and some much-needed escapism at a time where many of us are feeling distant from our loved ones. It’s intended specifically for audiences in schools and care homes, as well as CRP members and followers. You can see the performance from 8-11 May (and even sing along!) at tinyurl.com/FemmesVE75concert

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Wheathampstead remembers

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day from the comfort on your home via our Facebook event or Wheathampstead’s YouTube channel, which will be linked on our homepage.

Join us online for a variety of entertainment including performances from local musicians and dancers, poems, historical stories, a quiz and much more!

The event will be concluded at 3pm with the ‘Nation’s Toast’ when we can all raise a glass – “To those who gave so much, we thank you”.

We look forward to ‘seeing’ you then!

Join in as Wheathampstead remembers

St Albans Rainbow Trails

St Albans Rainbow Trails will be running a ‘superheroes’ trail next week and is doing a VE Day trail.

St Albans Rainbow Trails community Facebook group encourages the community of St Albans City and District to connect creativity together through weekly themed trails in windows across the district and to help spread the message of hope, kindness, unity and positivity. The community group also aims to help raise awareness and support local causes and charities as part of the weekly creative themed trails.

Join in with The VE Celebration across the nation and decorate your windows and doors in red, white and blue and with pictures of our heroes and VE celebrations. Perhaps a musician or singer can perform on your street, or you may want to have a picnic in your front garden. (Please adhere to the current social distancing guidelines.)

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