By Scott Edgar
4th May 2020
The sun shone in Co. Antrim as VE Day celebrations began in Ballymena. Not even patients in the Waveney Hospital felt left out as they feasted on ice cream!
The % town of Bangor, Co. Down marked Victory in Europe Day or VE Day with an effigy of Adolf Hitler hung in the town as people celebrated on 8th May 1945.
Thousands of people gathered on the streets on Belfast to celebrate Victory in Europe Day on 8th May 1945. Street parties took place throughout the city.
VE Day celebrations in Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry involved a gramophone-led street party, a lot of gunfire and a big turf-built bonfire at The Diamond.
In Cullybackey, Co. Antrim, VE Day celebrations culminated with Major SG Haughton atop a white horse leading the parade to a ceremonial fire on Reid's Hill.
On 8th May 1945, Lord Northland oversaw a parade of organisations through the streets of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone to commemorate the Allied Victory in Europe.
There was much music and dancing during the VE Day celebrations in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh in 1945. The local RUC even received both complaints and hugs!
Crowds gathered for VE Day celebrations in Gilford, Co. Down on the 8th May 1945 and the Belgian Infantry joined in with the burning of an effigy of Hitler.
7th May 2020
Victory in Europe Day on 8th May 1945 saw locals of Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh mix with an international crowd as they lit a bonfire to mark Allied victory.