To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Ringwood Town Council, through Ringwood Events Team, is hosting a Street Party on Friday 8th May in Market Place.

There will be tables and chairs for 1000 people and a special programme will run from midday with music and dancing celebrating the 1940s; food and drink; military vehicles and children’s entertainment in The Furlong.

A large screen will stream live events from across the nation.

At the heart of the event will be a non-denominational Remembrance Service in the Market Place which will be conducted by The Royal British Legion Ringwood Branch Chaplain The Rev’d Terry Roberts.

The service will finish at 3pm with a sounding of the Last Post and a ‘Toast to the Nation’.

Entertainment and celebrations will then continue until just before 7pm with a short reading of ‘A Cry for Peace Around the World’ before the Church Bells of St Peter and St Paul are rung.

A full programme will be published a little nearer the time.

We look forward to commemorating this very special event with the wonderful community of Ringwood!