North Wootton residents join in VE Day celebrations across West Norfolk
A North Wootton resident has praised neighbours for their part in Friday's VE Day celebrations across West Norfolk.
Many households in The Howards joined forces to mark the 75th anniversary amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Organiser Nicola Ward, who arranged a leaflet drop prior to the event, said: "The celebrations went down really well and I was amazed so many residents agreed to participate.
"It gave people a focus at this difficult time and occasion to look forward too.
"The participants all dressed in red white and blue and decorated their houses similarly. Those that didn’t display the appropriate coloured bunting used their imaginations.
"One house decorated a table in red white and blue t-shirts another is keen flyer of model aeroplanes and displayed his collection of model spitfires.
"Neighbours who had never spoken to each other before introduced themselves and engaged in conversation at a social distance, it was a delight to see.
"Some of the residents recalled their own memories of VE Day and spoke of the exciting event that took place in 1945."
Mrs Ward added: "We were also delighted to have a virtual visit from Mayor Geoff Hipperson who also had a chance to talk to some of the residents in the neighbourhood.
"One lady commented it was like going back to how people used to be years ago before they got too busy with their lives.
"The whole event exceeded my expectations and several of the neighbourhood asked to do a similar event to celebrate once lockdown is over."