The 8th of May History Calendar

Winston Churchill waves to the crowds

VE Day +79

On this day 79 years ago in 1945, World War Two ended in Europe, with the formal acceptance by the Allies of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. Hazel Porteous nee Skelton recalls the celebrations at the .

On this day 153 years ago in 1871, the Stather built sloop was lost in the North Sea. She collided with the Newarp Lightship and sank. The crew got on board the lightship and were picked up later.

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