Celebrating VE Day in Brentham

Within government restrictions Brentham went to town to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Many houses were festooned with bunting and several people had afternoon tea in, or just outside, their front garden. Here is just one little corner of Brentham celebrating – recorded by resident and filmmaker Angela Kay.

If you have any photos of your celebrations please send them to  archive@brentham.com and we will post a selection.

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8 Responses to Celebrating VE Day in Brentham

  1. Anita Sharda says:

    Beautiful video of a memorable VE day. As I walked up to Montpelier park for my daily walk past Brentham way, the sun was out, the colourful bunting flapped in the breeze and elderly residents sat in their front gardens having tea and listening to Vera Lynn’s famous song. Seeing the elderly residents outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and meeting neighbours, I thought Vera Lynn’s lyrics were so relevant to Brentham under lockdown from Covid-19 pandemic…

    “We will meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day. Keep smiling through, just like you always do ’til the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away…”.

    Vera Lynn – We’ll Meet Again (1943) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5C4meGkNyc

    • Little Whale Media says:

      Many thanks Anita! That was exactly the song I had in mind when I made the video. Sadly, it’s not possible to use as a soundtrack (without substantial investment!).

  2. Nick Hodgson says:

    Wow Angela, that brings back so many memories ……. Nick & Helen now in North Dorset

    • Little Whale Media says:

      Nick! Hello!! Great to hear from you!! I hope you and Helen are well. Sending love. Angela x

  3. What a fantastic video, it captures the atmosphere of the wonderful celebrations that took place on Brentham.
    Angela is a brilliant film-maker. She made a video for my mosaic business. She is professional, creative and a great person to work with.

  4. Tamara Colton says:

    Truly lovely. We are all very lucky to live where we do!

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