In pictures - How Hertfordshire marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day

PUBLISHED: 12:35 11 May 2020 | UPDATED: 15:25 11 May 2020

VE Day tribute at Roebuck Academy, Stevenage. Picture: jpcarter/Twitter

VE Day tribute at Roebuck Academy, Stevenage. Picture: jpcarter/Twitter

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There were street parties and sunshine aplenty last Friday, as the people of Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and beyond marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

People across Hertfordshire marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day in their own way. Picture: Peter WallerPeople across Hertfordshire marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day in their own way. Picture: Peter Waller

You’ve been sharing your fantastic pictures – with families basking in the sunshine, neighbours gathering (at appropriate distances) together and celebrations galore.

Stevenage-based artist Aidan Farr's Churchill vs Coronavirus drawing. Picture: Aidan FarrStevenage-based artist Aidan Farr's Churchill vs Coronavirus drawing. Picture: Aidan Farr

There were street parties in Stevenage, houses covered in bunting in Hitchin and loud celebrations into the early hours in Letchworth.

VE Day celebrations in Edmonds Drive, Stevenage. Picture: Sarah WaltonVE Day celebrations in Edmonds Drive, Stevenage. Picture: Sarah Walton

People across our county fell silent at 11am to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War Two.

VE Day celebrations. Picture: Ruth/TwitterVE Day celebrations. Picture: Ruth/Twitter

Friday marked 75 years since the Allied forces accepted the German forces’ unconditional surrender.

Stevenage's Broadwater residents threw a booming street party. Picture: Karen BakerStevenage's Broadwater residents threw a booming street party. Picture: Karen Baker

But, it would be another two months before Japan surrendered on August 15, 1945, hence the title: Victory in Europe Day.

97-year-old Holly Leys resident Joan Foster remembers watching aerial dog fights during the Battle of Britain. Picture: Karen Baker97-year-old Holly Leys resident Joan Foster remembers watching aerial dog fights during the Battle of Britain. Picture: Karen Baker

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