Uckfield Beacon has been lit on a number of occasions in recent years to mark significant anniversaries. The form of the VE Day75 commemorations is not yet known.

VE Day 75th anniversary to be marked in Uckfield

Uckfield will next year mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the end of World War Two in Europe.

The town council is setting up a working group to arrange a commemorative event(s).

VE Day 75 falls on a Friday and will be a Bank Holiday.


The government has put back by four days the early May bank holiday to coincide with the commemorations.

Nationally,  a number of events are planned over the three-day holiday weekend.

They include many pubs inviting customers to join the nation’s toast to the heroes of the war at 3pm on May 8 – the time in 1945 that Winston Churchill officially announced the end of the war in Europe.


There will also be a peal of bells from churches and in the evening parties.

In recent years, Uckfield has marked a number of significant events at the Victoria Pleasure Ground, including the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One – Flames of Remembrance

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World War Two finally ended on August 15, 1945, when the Japanese surrendered.

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