School steps back in time to the 1940s to mark VE Day anniversary

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. Left to right: John Tasker, Ian Robinson (front), Brian J, Peter Chu and Karen Chapman. PNL-150513-105825001
VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. Left to right: John Tasker, Ian Robinson (front), Brian J, Peter Chu and Karen Chapman. PNL-150513-105825001

Biggleswade stepped back in time to the 1940s when Caldecote Lower School held VE Day celebrations on Saturday.

The star was local singer, Brian J, who dressed in RAF uniform, and the hall was decorated with flags and bunting.

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. PNL-150513-105839001

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. PNL-150513-105839001

Many dressed in 1940s costume and 200 cheese and ham sandwiches were provided by the Jade Garden Restaurant and served by manager, Peter Chu, dressed in full army attire. A forties costume competition was won by the ‘lady in red’ who donated the prize, a VE Day cake made by a local resident, to the children who had their own 1940s competition. A Battle of Waterloo themed event is being held on June 19, in Stanford.

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. Peter Chu dancing with Brian J in the background. PNL-150513-105732001

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. Peter Chu dancing with Brian J in the background. PNL-150513-105732001

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. Singer Brian J. PNL-150513-105744001

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. Singer Brian J. PNL-150513-105744001

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. PNL-150513-105719001

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. PNL-150513-105719001

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. PNL-150513-105811001

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. PNL-150513-105811001

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. Jesse Johnson, two, with dad, Ross. PNL-150513-105757001

VE Day celebrations at Caldecote Lower School. Jesse Johnson, two, with dad, Ross. PNL-150513-105757001