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VE DAY 75: Bridlington To Decorate Streets In Celebration

VE DAY 75: Bridlington To Decorate Streets In Celebration

Published by Karen Liu at 12:14pm 6th May 2020. (Updated at 1:58pm 6th May 2020)

Bridlington is set to turn red, white and blue on Friday for the 75th anniversary of VE day.

Celebrations will be taking place on Cardigan Road and number of other streets in the town. 

Royal Navy veteran, Martin Barmby, who lives there, said:

"We've got people putting bunting up. We're going to do a best decorated house and best fancy dress.

Word's spreading and we know Victoria Road are doing it, Hamilton Road, Matson Road but Bridlington does really seem to be taking it to its heart.

Yes, it's a stay-at-home party, but let's turn the town red, white and  blue.

Everybody sits in their own front garden, keeping socially distant from their neighbour.

People will be able to walk past, if you want to walk down you'll still be able to look at the decorated houses.

I know there's somebody about 20 doors along who's doing music. 

We're going to do what we can".

Martin has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Paddy in the Morning:

Cardigan Road, Bridlington VE Day


There are 4 comments on this page.

JohnfromScarborough, on 6th May 2020 1:43pm
I am sure this will look great. But are they sure that the police will agree that putting up bunting is consistent with one of the very limited reasons we are allowed out of our homes? If so, which one of the reasons is it felt to consistent with -essential shopping, exercise, medical or employment if you cannot work at home?
Barra, on 6th May 2020 8:04pm
Keep yourself in Scarborough John, we don’t need your negativity in Bridlington. We will be all keeping to the social guidelines, and I hope you do too.
Barra, on 6th May 2020 8:09pm
Further to my last response to you John, take a look at what information your council is giving out, to help people celebrate VE Day in your own streets and gardens. You can find this information on this web site, and if you don’t agree I suggest that you get in touch with your local council, who maybe can explain it to you in a little bit more detail.
Gemma17, on 6th May 2020 2:26pm
Do you ever see the positives in anything? No one has ever said you cannot go into your garden, front or back. Why would the police care if you decorated the front of you own house whilst in your garden?!

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