Memories of VE Day and WW2 – Brightling, East Sussex – village website

Do you remember the celebrations planned for VE75 with the party at the village hall where professional dancers were going to come down and teach us some WW2 dances? Do you remember the beacon we had planned? Do you remember when it was all cancelled due to Covid lockdown and then had to take place on Zoom in a limited fashion?

VE80 is set to remedy all that. This is being planned for 6th June 2024. If you are wondering why this post is coming out so early it is because I am thinking of putting together something such as a iMovie, play or other event to commemorate memories of this day and the war by people living in Brightling similar to WW1, but not based around the war memorial. Perhaps they will reflect on the village, or on life outside the village: either is fine. If you have any memories or stories, photographs, memorabilia or anything relevant, do get in touch with me.

Jane Beard