Monday, August 15, 2005

Stunning Sunny Monday

Yes it's another wonderful Monday! What you mean you're not enjoying it beacuse you're back at work? Oh...

Well today is VJ Day or Victory over Japan, that celebrates the end of the second world war.
Events are taking place all over the local area, of particular interest may be the events at the Fleet Air Arm museum at Yeovilton.

The Fleet Air Arm Museum near Yeovil, Somerset, were awarded a £8,790 grant to help commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of WW2. They will have a free entry on VJ Day, Monday August 15, with a series of events aimed at celebrating the end of the war, including entertainment from the era, displays and refreshments. Throughout the day musicians will set the tone with wartime songs and music. The BBC's People's War team will be on hand to record poignant memories of visitors.

Graham Mottram, Museum Director, said: "To many sailors and naval aircrew, VJ Day was more important than VE Day. War in the Pacific began with the Japanese aircraft carrier attack on Pearl Harbour and the Allied fight-back was hugely dependent upon the carrier air power of the British and American Navies. With free entry to the museum made possible by this generous grant, anyone who wishes to be part of our commemoration will be able to join us, and we hope they will."

Other Events

Children's Stone Carving and Sculpture Workshop, Tout Quarry, Portland.

VJ Church Service, Weymouth.

Until the 30th August
Matchstick Fleet, The Nothe Fort, Weymouth. An extraordinary exhibition of hundreds of warship models made entirely from matchsticks. The lifetime's work of one man.

Live music
Just one thing on today as far as we know; the Open Mic session at The Westgate in Taunton.

More news later!

The Editor

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