Virtual VE day anniversary display goes online at Active East Riding
An exhibition produced by volunteers to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Friday, May 8) has gone live on the new Active East Riding website: www.ActiveEastRiding.co.uk
Dr David Marchant, museums registrar with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We had been working on this display for the past year and it was due to go up at Skidby Mill at the beginning of May. With the site being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had to produce a virtual display for now, so that all the volunteers’ hard work didn’t go to waste. And we were really keen to ensure we commemorated this important anniversary.
“I was really impressed with how the volunteer team came together to send in all their researched text and images by a variety of means. And then one member of the team did all of the panel design work from home.
“The exhibition covers a number of ways in which the East Riding was affected by the war; for example, German bombing raids and V-1 flying bomb attacks, coastal defence systems, prisoners of war, the ‘Secret Army’ and the many ways in which women supported the war effort.’
The exhibition can be found at : https://www.activeeastriding.co.uk/#for-all-ages
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