Banbury Amazon Armed Forces Veterans, James Alexander, Chris Smithson, (Banbury Royal British Legion chairman and Poppy Appeal organiser), Bruce Lornie, laying a wreath to commemorate VE Day 75 at the Alcan Memorial Garden in Banbury. They were complying with site rules on social distancing and wore mandatory PPE. The memorial garden serves as a reminder and tribute to those that used to work at the Alley and served during WWII, who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The site was a major part of the war effort diversifying to produce rolled sheet aluminium for WWII fighter planes. Amazon now occupies the site delivering goods throughout the lockdown to households in the wider area. (photo with permission from Chris Smithson)

Photos: How the Banbury area marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day in lockdown

Residents marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day with parties - while sticking to the social distancing rules of course, during these times of lockdown.

By Matt Elofson
Monday, 11th May 2020, 3:40 pm
Updated Monday, 11th May 2020, 3:42 pm

Despite lockdown, streets across Banburyshire celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday (May 8) and over the whole bank holiday weekend. Many fell silent for two minutes at 11am to pay their respects to those who lost their lives during the wars. Here are some off the photos you sent in to us. Some people dressed in war time era clothing to celebrate, others held street parties at a safe distance and many families posed for celebratory pictures.

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