Calling all Oxfordshire WIs - let’s join in and celebrate
BBC Radio Oxford Great British Bunting VE Day
With so many events cancelled or restricted for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May, we wanted to come up with a way for people across Oxfordshire to mark the occasion and express their pride in our country and to remember and honour the men and women of WW2.From Monday 27th April, BBC Radio Oxford will be asking people to get creative and make their own special ‘Great British Bunting’ to hang in their windows. Bunting can be decorated with pictures of soldiers who fought on the frontline or those who worked on the Homefront; it could be your grandad in the Navy or your great grandmother who worked for the RAF. Or you could draw a poppy to commemorate the fallen, a dove to celebrate lasting peace or a rainbow to symbolise hope. All the guidance and inspiration you need to make your bunting from whatever you have at home can be found atbbc.co.uk/makeadifference.We’re asking people to send us their pictures and to tag us (@BBCOxford) in their social media as well as using the hashtags #GreatBritishBuntingand #VEDay75 so that all the effort people put in can be shared far and wide. We’d also love you to get in touch with us to share family stories of VE Day – through social media or by firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages – we’ll be sharing some lovely videos about the bunting starting on Monday.People aren’t able to go to their usual groups or activities right now but this is something you might enjoy doing whilst at home and we’d love for you to share it with your members and followers.