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Saturday 19 May 1945 – VE Day Service and Parade

Category Badsey and Aldington
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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In accordance with the King’s wish that the day should be set aside as a day of National Prayer, a special thanksgiving service was held in St James’ Parish Church on Sunday.  The service was preceded by a parade of the Home Guard, the British Legion and detachments from the Nursing and VAD services, led by the band of the St John Ambulance Cadets.  The parade formed in Bretforton Road and marched through the village to the church.  The service, which was preceded by peals rung upon the church bells, was conducted by the Rev Canon Tissington Tatlow, who gave the address.  Special hymns and prayers of dedication and thanksgiving were included.  The large congregation almost filled the church.