VE Day commemorations in Macclesfield



When Friday 8th May was declared as a national bank holiday to allow families to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, plans for a celebration concert in Macclesfield’s South Park began.

On Friday 8th May (12-4pm), the South Park bandstand will come alive with the sounds of wartime music and performances.

So Cheshire compere Susan Hanks will be overseeing proceedings on the day, and there will be numerous stalls and themed family activities.

There will be free face painting on offer and the concert is completely free of charge.

The iconic La Petit Frog will be there on the day, serving crepes and drinks, or people attending can bring their own picnic.

Simply pitch up on the grass area near the bandstand and enjoy the show!

Macclesfield Academy has also kindly offered the use of their car park for visitors to the event.

Along with the music in South Park, The Cheshire Villages Great War Society will be staging a tribute exhibition at the Salvation Army Hall on Roe Street.

This will take place across Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May to commemorate the people from Macclesfield who perished in WW2.

There will also be some information of those who fought and returned.

The hall will be open from 10am until 5pm each day. Admission is free and there will be refreshments available.

Both events are being organised in partnership between Macclesfield Town Council, Macclesfield Royal British Legion, Cheshire Villages Great War Society and Macclesfield Veterans Breakfast Club.

Judy Higginson secretary of the Macclesfield branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “The branch are honoured to be part of the VE Day celebrations.

“On the 8th of May we will be remembering the Men and Women of Macclesfield who didn’t come home. We will remember them.”