~~8th May this year will be the 75th anniversary of VE day that was celebrated in Fordingbridge in 1945 with large crowds dancing in the street, flags and bunting, the ringing of church bells, a large bonfire and a church service and parade through the town.
Museum manager, Jane Ireland said, “This was a big event in Fordingbridge in 1945 and there must be people who can remember the celebrations or may even have photographs of the events. Fordingbridge museum is keen to record these memories and identify any items that may have survived. These will be used in the celebration planned by the Town Council and Fordingbridge Events Committee on May 8th on the recreation ground but will also add to the museum’s collection. We are particularly interested in making some short oral recordings of what people can remember so do ask relatives, friends or neighbours to see if they could contribute.”
Anyone who might be able to help can contact the museum on 01425 654322 or 01425 657850.