Morse code and old posters to celebrate VE Day

Marilyn and John Stokes from Fenstanton

Marilyn and John Stokes from Fenstanton - Credit: Archant

People across Huntingdonshire came into their front gardens to celebrate VE Day.

Nigel Fenner from Fen Drayton

Nigel Fenner from Fen Drayton - Credit: Archant

In Fenstanton, the Huntingdonshire Amateur Radio Society were busy communicating with the world.

Mervin Foster, chairman of the group, said: “I communicate with Morse Code around the world and on VE day I was talking to Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, Germany, France, Belgium and a couple in the UK.

“Amateur radio is about keeping in contact, we have 90 members in the society, since the pandemic began we have a radio net to keep in contact with everybody.

“If there is someone who needs help, we can contact them. It is a great way for people to feel less isolated.”

VE Day celebrations in Eaton Socon

VE Day celebrations in Eaton Socon - Credit: Archant


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Nigel Fenner, from Fen Drayton has put up posters outside his house for VE day.

“I was part of the sub committee, preparing for the VE day celebrations that was originally going to be held in the village hall.

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“But due to the Coronavirus pandemic I hung the posters outside my house.

“My dad got them in 1966, from The Daily Telegraph, they produced a big print line of these.”

VE Day celebrations in Popham Close, in Eaton Socon

VE Day celebrations in Popham Close, in Eaton Socon - Credit: Archant

Pauline and Michael Ingham from Fen Drayton

Pauline and Michael Ingham from Fen Drayton - Credit: Archant

VE Day celebrations in Nelson Road, in Eaton Socon

VE Day celebrations in Nelson Road, in Eaton Socon - Credit: Archant

VE Day in Popham Close, in Eaton Socon

VE Day in Popham Close, in Eaton Socon - Credit: Archant

VE Day in Burwell Road in Eaton Socon

VE Day in Burwell Road in Eaton Socon - Credit: Archant

Rhiannon and Matthew Newman and Vivian and Ruston Biggs from Fen Drayton

Rhiannon and Matthew Newman and Vivian and Ruston Biggs from Fen Drayton - Credit: Archant

VE Day commemorations took place across Huntingdonshire

VE Day commemorations took place across Huntingdonshire - Credit: Archant

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VE Day celebations in Hartford - Credit: Archant

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