Bridlington remembers and commemorates the lives lost at war

People in Bridlington celebrated the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day by remembering those who lost their lives in World War Two.

On 8 May 1945, the Allies accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces and marked the end of World War Two in Europe.

Bridlington War Memorial'VE Day Service'NBFP PA1519-11e

Bridlington War Memorial'VE Day Service'NBFP PA1519-11e

In the United Kingdom, more than one million people celebrated in the streets to mark the end of the European part of the war.

And people turned out in their thousands in Bridlington for the occasion.

The Bridlington Harbour hosted a remembrance service organised by the Royal Air Force Air Sea Rescue & Marine Craft Section which was conduced by Reverend John McNaughton.

There was a remembrance service at Bridlington War Memorial for those who gave their lives which was organised by the Bridlington Royal British Legion with Barry Moody running proceedings.

VE Day Celebrations at the Cafe Revival, Bridlington NBFP PA1519-13a

VE Day Celebrations at the Cafe Revival, Bridlington NBFP PA1519-13a

Cafe Revival ran a celebration day where staff wore 1940s clothing and had old newspapers from 1945 while selling a traditional afternoon tea. Regular customer Charlie Pickering was in attendance who was liberating Norway on 8 May 1945 so he was unable to celebrate on the day.

Celebrations were also big in Barmston where a joint service between the Bridlington Royal Naval Association and the Royal British Legion Bridlington branch.

World War Two ­veterans and ex services ­organisations were invited to Alderson House on Saturday 9th of May for a VE Day street party followed by a 40s night at Barmston Village Hall.

Bridlington Harbour'Service of Remembrance conducted by the Rev John McNaughton'for VE Day.'NBFP PA1519-15g

Bridlington Harbour'Service of Remembrance conducted by the Rev John McNaughton'for VE Day.'NBFP PA1519-15g