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Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we have re-worked the original plan.

We could not allow the occasion to pass without its due recognition.
Following here is the revised plan.

Please share with friends and neighbours to get the message out there!


Friday 8th May 2020


'Crying out for Peace around the World'

In commemoration and celebration of VE Day 75, I will be delivering a
'Cry for Peace around the World'  from my village centre garden at Doverhay.
If the weather is good enough, I will be using a public address system to extend the range.
Hopefully we'll get a stream uploaded to the internet so that those too far away can get to see/hear it.

It would be great, and I would encourage everyone to decorate your homes in red, white and blue for
the day and perhaps display a Union Flag in your garden or window.

Youtube Live Stream
Sorry... the tech failed and it wouldn't stream.

... scroll down for a 10 minute video segment ...

Here is the Porlock itinerary...

2.44 p.m    'ALL CLEAR'

2.45 to 2.50 p.m.   The Bells of St. Dubricius Church

2.52 p.m   'The Battle's O'er'

2.55 p.m.   'The Last Post'  ... followed by,

'A Cry For Peace Around The World'     Porlock Town Crier

3.00 p.m.   Raise your glasses for...

The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World War 2

To those who gave so much... We thank You

Immediately afterwards...

The National Anthem

followed by...

'We’ll Meet Again'

3.30 p.m.  As a village, sit down to have a Cream Tea or something similar,  preferably in your front gardens. Play suitable music if you can, & definitely have (socially distant), conversations with your neighbours (even if you  have to shout a bit!). Maybe even join up with others using social media or video calls. Music links and information are below.

There are a number of outlets in the village and the vale offering cream teas, cakes and all sorts of yummy treats for the occasion. A quick search of social media, or a phone call to friends will help you find them.

Despite the Lockdown, we'll make it a day to remember - Porlock Style!


Below are links to the music that you can download to your devices, or play direct

Air Raid - ALL CLEAR
WW2 Air Raid Siren... ALL CLEAR
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00:00
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The Battle's O'er
⚡️When the Battle is O'er⚡️Royal Scots Dragoon Guards⚡️
00:00
00:00
00:00
The Last Post
Last Post
00:00
00:00
00:00
The National Anthem (Laura Wright)
Laura Wright - National Anthem
00:00
00:00
00:00
We'll Meet Again
Well Meet Again Vera Lynn
00:00
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00:00
Dance for VE Day!

Click on the image below to go to the English Heritage playlist
of more than an hour and a half  of wartime era music.

It will open a new browser tab, direct to the Spotify page.

If you don't already have a Spotify account, it is simple to create one... and it is FREE.
(Note: You will need to have either a FREE or Premium account to be able to play the music)



If you don't want to create a Spotify account then
dust off your transistor radio and tune into...

Absolute Radio 40's

... on 1215 metres  AM

or online...



They will be playing wartime era music throughout the day.

Lyrics for The National Anthem - God Save The Queen

God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen
God save the Queen
Send her victorious
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us
God save the Queen
Lyrics to 'We’ll Meet Again' , Made famous by Dame Vera Lynn

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again
Some sunny day

Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
'Till the blue skies chase
Those dark clouds far away

And I will just say hello
To the folks that you know
Tell them you won't be long
They'll be happy to know
That, as I saw you go
You were singing this song

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again
Some sunny day

And I will just say hello
To the folks that you know
Tell them you won't be long
They'll be happy to know
That, as I saw you go
You were singing this song

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again
Some sunny day

PORLOCK TOWN CRIER
Telephone: +44 (0)7779 331967
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