Wednesday, May 06, 2020
BRIGG PEOPLE CAN STILL TAKEAWAY MEMORIES OF CELEBRATING VE DAY 2020
Brigg people can still celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day this Friday (May 8) despite the Coronavirus lockdown.
In line with requests from central government, many will be arranging 'at home' parties to mark Victory in Europe, achieved in 1945 when Germany surrendered to the Allies.
Takeaway meals will play a major part on Friday, with to-the-door deliveries and social distance-friendly collection arrangements being offered by many food outlets in Brigg and district.
Among them is the Jolly Miller, on Brigg Road, Wrawby, which says people can celebrate VE Day with afternoon tea for two for £15. Orders need to be in before Thursday. Call 01652 655658.
"Why not make the most of this iconic day?" the venue suggests. "Happy VE Day to everyone."
The Jolly Miller is among local hostelries that have had to cancel musical community events earmarked for Friday - due to the enforced closure of UK licensed premises.
The Woolpack and Brigg & District Servicemen's Club have done likewise.
Local off-licence sales of beer, cider, wine and spirits will rise considerably between now and Friday evening.
Patriotic flags will be flying from posts at various locations, while Brigg Town Council managed to hang newly-bought and colourful bunting in the shopping area before lockdown was enforced.
PICTURED: A memorable VE Day dance in full swing at Brigg Servicenen's Club about 10 years ago. Picture by Phil Allan, Brigg Amateur Social Historians.