VE Day remembered by community with exhibition in Sutton Bridge

A World War II exhibition at the Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge. to commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE Day with Chris Chandler (centre) showing exhibits to John Wellbourn and Wendy Jeffries.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
A World War II exhibition at the Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge. to commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE Day with Chris Chandler (centre) showing exhibits to John Wellbourn and Wendy Jeffries. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Almost 200 people spent an afternoon at the Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge, for an exhibition on Sunday marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Families from the village brought a wealth of World War II memorabilia to the exhibition run by Long Sutton and District Civic Society.

Everybody was most impressed with the research we did on men from all over the world who came to train at the airfield in the village.

Wendy Jeffries, Long Sutton and District Civic Society

It coincided with the unveiling of a plaque at St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge, honouring men from the village who gave their lives for freedom between 1939 and 1945.

Wendy Jeffries from the civic society said: “We had a lot of visitors who came and everybody was most impressed with the research we did on men from all over the world who came to train at the airfield in the village.

“There were also some local families who brought stories about the war that were displayed on boards inside the centre.”

Another World War II exhibition is due to take place in Gedney Dawsmere at the end of June.

Pictured with Wendy holding a piece of memorabilia are exhibitor Chris Chandler (centre) and John Wellbourn. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG240515-194TW.