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10 minutes ago, WyattSheepMask said:

is this purely because it’s the 75th Anniversary?

Of course. That's why they moved the bank holiday to coincide with it. 

Edited by PunkStep

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1 hour ago, WyattSheepMask said:

I don’t even remember them making such a big thing of it last year, or is this purely because it’s the 75th Anniversary?

I remember a big deal being made about the 50th which I’m sure is the reason why Robson and Jerome’s musical career was launched. But there were no street parties that I remember, just a load of programs celebrating it on TV

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I can remember 50 because I was at primary school and we did loads of work about it, can’t remember street parties though. Even going back to 2015 for the 70th I don’t recall as much ‘celebration’ as this weekend had

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Why would you? Nobody celebrates a 70th anniversary. 25th, 50th, 75th and 100th.

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I remember there being a big do in Birmingham when I was working there, so somewhere 2013 - 2015, for something. They had an old spitfire flypast and a load of displays and stalls outside the library. 

I have no idea what it was for though, can't remember that, but it was all 1940's war nostalgia to celebrate or commemorate something. I do remember one of the young ladies who'd volunteered there for the day though. 

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Based on some of the images of "questionable" social distancing observed during VE Day street parties, imagine the Daily Mail's uproar has it been a load of Muslims outside a Mosque or something?

Obviously fine as long as its the "right kind" of celebration.

Personally, I think that any celebrations are in bad taste during this time, no matter how many feet they are away from each other.

Edit: I stand corrected, its the BBC's fault. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1280013/BBC-news-coronavirus-social-distancing-ignored-ve-day-celebrations

Edited by garynysmon

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2 hours ago, PunkStep said:

Why would you? Nobody celebrates a 70th anniversary. 25th, 50th, 75th and 100th.

Guarantee it'll be a yearly thing for the Poppy Brigade now though. A War Easter to go with poppy season's War Christmas.

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2 hours ago, PunkStep said:

Why would you? Nobody celebrates a 70th anniversary. 25th, 50th, 75th and 100th.

Exactly. It’s like Gold, silver and bronze. You don’t celebrate fourth. 

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7 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:

Exactly. It’s like Gold, silver and bronze. You don’t celebrate fourth. 

Where's a Nick Clegg crying gif when I need one?

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