A whole week of VE Day activities

As we celebrate Victory in Europe 75 years ago this week, check back here every day for loads of fun activities you can do at home or follow us on Facebook.

Share your pictures with us on Facebook or email event_enquiries@sandwell.gov.uk

Haden Hill House and Old Hall were used for evacuees to stay while they were found home and families locally to live with. Have a look at the evacuee’s suitcase. It is only small so you can’t take much. 

Imagine you are an evacuee. What would you take with you when you don’t know where you are going?

Dan Snow, The History Guy, has set a challenge for the national to tell the story of VE Day in a fun way. Watch the video as he tells us more … 

He’s also shared loads of resources and inspiration at ve-vjday75.gov.uk/dan-snows-ve-day-challenge/ … maybe this will be your history lesson this week!

A sobering reminder of why #VEDay meant so much to the people of Sandwell in 1945. Not only had many people lost loved ones and been separated from family for long periods, but the whole area was heavily bombed. You can read more about it at www.westbromwichhistory.com/…/series-west-bromwich…/

Each day, we’ll share a wartime recipe which you could try at home. You could even make it for your VE Day stay at home picnic over the weekend!

Don’t forget to send us pics of your finished creations and you having a VE Day picnic .

Here is today’s recipe!

We need your help decorating Sandwell so dress your house up in red, white and blue like Laura from our team has done at home!

Encourage all of your neighbours to join in too!

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