Littlehampton VE Day 75

Victory in Littlehampton. On the 8th May 1945 the long awaited announcement came. The war was over in Europe. After almost 6 years, the fighting was done and the enemy had been defeated, Littlehampton was ready to celebrate.

The Town was decked out with bunting and flags and streets across Littlehampton came together to create Street parties full of colour and joy. All the pubs across the town were given permission to stay open late, the cinemas were full of people and some parties lasted for days

To mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of the War in Europe, Littlehampton Museum has put together a weekend of virtual content.

The links below will become live on the morning of each day over the bank holiday. Please note that You tube Videos will appear as private until the day of release when you will be able to access these.

8th May - Photograph Slideshow. Using images from the Museum Collection, The Littlehampton Gazette and some donated by the public the Museum have curated the images together in a new photographic slideshow to mark VEDay75.

9th May - A virtual public talk: Littlehampton 1939-1945 This narrated presentation explores the town at War from 1939-1945.

10th May - Online exhibition. Littlehampton's War 1939-1945: as told by the people who lived through it.Thanks to oral history interviews conducted by the Museum in 2009 this exhibition is able to explore Littlehampton at War through the voices of those who lived through it.

All weekend - Crafts - click the link below to explore our VE Day crafts.

 

If you'd like to know more about Littlehampton at War, or have any specific enquiries, Please email: museum@littlehampton-tc.gov.uk