Malpas 75 Years On

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WE'RE SAYING THANK YOU TO THE WW2 GENERATION

75 years ago the guns fell silent in Europe on the world's second global war. It is time to think about all of those who lived in that tragic and remarkable time — and who put Britain on the path to becoming what it is today.

For events taking place on VE Day 2020 see HERE

MALPAS "75 YEARS ON" THREE DAY EVENT

Project Objectives

  • to remember and honour the soldiers who are listed on the Malpas War Memorial and gave their lives during World War 2
  • to recognise the hardship endured and sacrifices made by local residents during the 1939 — 1945 period.
  • to provide a comprehensive cross section of events that will be of interest to our current village residents, thus helping newcomers to the village, to get to know our history, thereby enhancing our overall community spirit.

Village Parade
The main purpose of the Saturday parade is to highlight significant milestones in social and military history. I.e.

  • 100 years since the signing of the Armistice that brought World War One to a close.
  • 100 years since the formation of the RAF.
  • 100 years since Women over 30 years of Age who owned property were granted the right to vote.

The three-day event is taking place in Malpas on 8th, 9th, and 10th May 2020 marking the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Eurpoe (VE) Day.

The search for Second World War artefacts to display in May 2020 has begun.

Local and former residents are being encouraged to share family photographs and memorabilia from the period for a exhibition.

It is hoped that the displays and exhibitions will appeal to all ages and the commemoration weekend will also include choral and drama productions.

A commemorative parade of period vehicles, and attired residents will move through the streets at 12:00pm making its respectful way to the Recreation Ground.

A commemoration service will be held on Sunday in St Oswald's Church

More details Committee Secretary on 01948 860333 or E-mail: editor@malpascheshire.org