From paying our respects to servicemen and women to having fun at socially-distanced street parties, residents of Glossop, Tameside and Oldham did the country proud on the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday.
Residents of Downshaw Road in Ashton have traditionally celebrated major historical events including the Queen’s Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees by holding a street party.
A couple from Denton went that extra mile on VE Day by decorating their house in honour of their families’ military history.
Communities across Hyde certainly got into the spirit of VE Day last Friday, by dressing up their houses as part of the nationwide celebrations.
Local councillors provided some love and care to vulnerable and elderly residents on VE Day by giving out small picnic boxes.
A fabulous war-themed display brought smiles to the faces of folk in parts of Newton in Hyde on VE Day.
Despite the current circumstances amid the ongoing lockdown, community spirit is sky high in Tameside and thousands of people have marked 75th anniversary of VE Day in their own special way.
Fundraiser Angela Wild brought a little unexpected VE Day cheer to other volunteers who help out at the Anthony Seddon Fund today.
After the coronavirus lockdown put pay to their initial plans, the bottom Astley Arms in Dukinfield have put together a short video to show locals how they would have celebrated VE Day this weekend.
Betty White was a 15-year-old girl when the war in Europe ended in 1945. Now, aged 90, having lived in Mossley since she was born, Betty recalls life during WW2 and the first VE Day celebrations.
A Tameside veteran is flying the flag on behalf of the armed forces community across borough to mark VE Day.
Residents of one street in Simmondley are going all out to get into the VE Day spirit.
Our very own historian Mike Wallbank presented a special VE Day show on Tameside Radio - which you can catch up on here.
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The coronavirus lockdown hasn't stopped an Oldham primary school marking the historic occasion and learning about its importance.
High Peak MP Robert Largan has a message for the borough's residents on VE Day.
Stalybridge resident Peter Edwards led a small service at the town's war memorial on Friday morning to commemorate VE Day.
Derbyshire Police Chief Constable Peter Goodman reflects on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the importance of commemorating it and the force's role in continuing to protect those around us during these times of uncertainty.
Ashton-under-Lyne MP Angela Rayner emphasises the importance for us all to take time to reflect on the great sacrifices by members of the Armed Forces and thank veterans for everything they did for our country in the Second World War.
Watch a message from former Sergeant Trevor Warren, chairman of Oldham's Royal British Legion branch.
A unique day of celebration, remembrance, memories, music and more awaits
Youngsters at a dance school in Hyde have been busy over the last few months, learning a dance with an extra special theme to mark VE Day.
Korean War veteran Kingsman Brian Hough recalls his own father's World War Two service, including the D-Day landings and Battle of the Bulge plus the street parties that followed at home when victory was declared.
Jack Millin helped in The Italian Campaign, driving back the German forces, and tells his story from Ashton to the front line.
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Week of activities culminates in school street party as veterans give grateful thanks for children's cards for VE Day
A huge bonfire was built - listen to find out where all the wood came from
Children's poetry, letters and creative writing contest
Local family historian Gay Oliver says she has been waiting for many years to tell her VE Day story... so here it is...
"I could see the sky was all red. Manchester was ablaze.”
'If you couldn't reach the shelters... under the stairs was the safest place to go'
Lisa Burns, from Ashton, shares a treasured piece of her own family history
A founder member of TASC (Tameside Armed Services Community) Frank Travis explains the vital importance of the group's role and the Armed Forces Covenant.
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Chairman of Royal British Legion Ashton Branch Scott Pringle thanks the people of Ashton for their continued support.
Cllr Leanne Feeley, Tameside Council Executive Member for Culture, explains how everyone can mark this VE Day anniversary in their own way through a number of initiatives and tells Tameside Radio's Scott Bruton about her great grandfather who served with the Manchester Regiment.
Denton MP Andrew Gwynne dedicates his latest column to VE Day and why it's important that we thank the wartime generation for their sacrifices.
Pupils at St Peter's CE Primary School in Ashton have been busy this week gearing up for VE Day and celebrating the significant anniversary.
St John's Band (Mossley) musical director Paul Towle tells us about the importance of music at this special commemorative time.
Baby names - whether it be royals or prime ministers - always make the headlines. Jill Morris, from Tameside Studies and Archives, discovers it was no different back in the war years...
Margaret Gatley is now 86 and lives in Glossop but clearly remembers the war years when she lived in Oldham where her parents ran a pub.
Tameside historian Kate Booth shares a number of war stories with us this VE Day, including the one below, which is ‘surely one of the saddest’. You can also listen to Kate telling Tameside Radio's Scott Bruton the story below.
Flags, bunting, bells and 'sumptuous spreads'
Parties, processions and the all-important thanksgiving service were the order of the day
Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed the nation, stating 'We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing'
Guy Fawkes night came early - although nobody knew just where the fireworks had come from
Mayor of Ashton, Alderman WH Flowers paid tribute to the 'heroism of British forces and our allies'
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To mark the significant anniversary, our resident baker Lisa's daughter Charlotte has taken over the kitchen to make a traditional party treat that you can emulate from home - butterfly buns!
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Think you know the history and significance surrounding VE Day? Take our quiz to test your knowledge about the historic moment in British history.
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Books, audio stories, films, news reels and even learning to dance - it's all available at the click of a button this VE Day
Friday's 75th anniversary of VE Day will no doubt bring back many memories for people of a certain age and we've teamed up with wartime tribute act Jo Lancaster to bring you some music from the 1940s.
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To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, leading vet charity PDSA is paying tribute to the brave hero animals ‘who also served’ and helped save countless lives during World War II by writing their stories.
As Britain marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday, Royal Voluntary Service will reflect and remember the 'Women in Green' - the women who stepped forward to give the gift of volunteering to support their communities during the Second World War.
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Graham Braithwaite explains why VE Day is celebrated on May 8 across much of Europe - but on May 9 in Russia.
Waterloo and Taunton Conservative Club in Ashton have seeded a wild flower meadow to commemorate VE Day.
Just before lockdown, a special memorial event dedicated to the life and service of Colonel Arthur Axford MBE OBE TD DL, was held at Ashton Parish Church.
Despite being in lockdown, Oldham Council is still commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day with various virtual activities.
Dozens of public events may have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, but there's still plenty of ways that High Peak residents can commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday from home.
Residents in the Hyde area are being encouraged to celebrate VE Day by putting up bunting and raising a toast in their garden.
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