Radio Ninesprings and Victory in Europe Day

Local Radio Station Marks 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Radio Ninesprings 104.5 FM - the local radio station for Yeovil and South Somerset - will be marking the 75th anniversary of ‘Victory in Europe Day’ in a big way this week.

Listen to the ‘Steve Carpenter Breakfast Show’ between 9 and 10 am Wednesday, Thursday, Friday to hear stories written by local people with their memories and imaginations of VE Day in 1945 –

Listen on Friday 9 to 10 am to hear local author, Jack Sweet, talk about the event in The Borough in Yeovil celebrating the end to fighting in Europe in the WW2.

And, we want to hear about your plans for marking the 75th anniversary – observing at all times social distancing, of course.

If you are planning to celebrate – a VE Day picnic in the garden maybe? Please tell us about it and send photos of bunting you put-up in your garden or your house.

If we all join in to celebrate Friday 8th May, then this can still be made into a day to remember.

Send to our web address: info@radioninesprings.co.uk

For more call: Steve Haigh m: 07836 246678

To hear Radio Ninesprings – Local Radio for Yeovil and South Somerset

Tune in: 104.5 FM

Listen Online: www.radioninesprings.co.uk

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RELEASE: 7 May -

Follow VE Day on Radio Ninesprings 104.5 FM

Tomorrow, Friday, 8th May, Radio Ninesprings will be marking the 75th anniversary of ‘Victory in Europe Day’

Between 9 am and 10 am on the Steve Carpenter Breakfast Show , local historian Jack Sweet will talk about VE Day in Yeovil in 1945.

Jack was in The Borough on May 8th75 years ago and recalls the events on that day. Also, we’ll hearthe third story in our VE Day 500-word writing competition run in partnership with Yeovil Town Council and Yeovil Arts Association.

At 11 am, Radio Ninesprings will join with the national 2-minute silence proceeded by a prayer read by Chaplain, Jim Pearce.

At 3 pm, we’ll hear asiren sound the ‘All Clear’ and a lament “The Battle’s O’er” played on the bagpipes by Yeovil man, Roy Groves.

Between 3 pm and 4 pm, all the stories from our VE writing competition will be repeated and there’ll be some of the great tunes played from during and after WW2.

At 6.55 pm, Yeovil Town Crier, Bruce Trigger, will proclaim a ‘Cry for Peace’.And, to round-off the day at 9 pm, join us to hear a special message from Her Majesty The Queen, marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Radio Ninesprings - working in partnership with the British Legion,Yeovil Branch - to bring you this special coverage of VE Day 2020.

For more call Steve Haigh: 07836 246678

To hear Radio Ninesprings – local radio for Yeovil and South Somerset

Tune in: 104.5 FM

Listen Online: www.radioninesprings.co.uk

Listen on Smart Speakers:

say: “Alexa enable the Radio Ninesprings skill”

thereafter: “Alexa play Radio Ninesprings”

Radio Ninesprings can also be heard on Amazon TV