Suffolk students turn the clock back to celebrate VE Day anniversary

Hanna Picken is running a social distancing disco at home. Picture: SUFFOLK NEW COLLEGE

Hanna Picken is running a social distancing disco at home. Picture: SUFFOLK NEW COLLEGE - Credit: Archant

Two Suffolk youngsters have been doing their bit to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

The Suffolk New College public services students are keen to respectfully reflect on a day that brought peace time back to Europe in 1945.

Hanna Picken from Felixstowe organised a socially distanced disco in her street.

The 19 year old, said, “We are decorating our houses in red, white and blue and have an afternoon tea on our drive – followed by a lockdown disco on our street.”

Morgan Scott Chantry is from Ipswich and he organised a VE Day quiz for his fellow students earlier in the week.


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He will also be taking to the kitchen to bake some recipes from the forties to bring a taste of VE Day to the commemorations.

Public services lecturer Martin Memory said, “The togetherness and spirit that the nation showed on that day can be used as a great example of how we can be today.”

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