Come to LEE VE75 and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day in Lee on the Solent, Hampshire on May 9th 2020

About LEE VE75

For the Community,

delivered by the Community 

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Listen to Winston Churchill 

LEE VE75 will be the largest community festival in Hampshire, helping us to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  Our ancestors and veterans, will be honoured for sacrificing their freedom; to give us ours.  


It is imperative that we share their stories to create a living legacy, both today and for future generations.


This 1940’s themed event is being organised by a team of willing local volunteers; and all funding raised, will be used by Lee Residents Association, to show up to 2,000 attendees a ‘living history’ of the times, against the coastal backdrop of Lee On The Solent as the outdoor venue. 


Please have a look through our website and bear with us, as you see this event develop and grow before your very eyes! 


If you would like to help us with the event, either through taking up a paid stall; providing entertainment or volunteering on the day; please contact us. 


We need you! 


Why not become a sponsor and join us in the VIP area on May 9th 2020 (sponsored by Little Kanga Ltd) where you can socialise, network and promote your business with local dignitaries and other sponsors?

You can also donate via ‘Just Giving’ (button above).


FREE Tickets for the evening event will be available via this website in the coming weeks, so pop back to keep up to date with the event and follow us on Facebook. 


Thanks for being part of this historic event.


Here's a snapshot of what is happening over the May Bank Holiday weekend

Friday 8th May

A Nations Celebration

All day Street Parties by Families
& Communities

14.00 - A Salute to VE Day
Held by Memorial Gardens,
Marine Parade

      14.55 - The Last Post
      15.00 - Battle’s O’er
      Plus other attractions
15.30 - Funfair Opens in the
Recreation Ground

19.00 - Ringing Out For Peace
Bell ringing from St Faiths

Saturday 9th May

LEE VE75 Event

09.00 till 17.00 Themed High Street and Living History

10.30 - Event Opening

11.00 - Parade

15.00 till 23.00 Musical Picnic


The full programme of events will be available in the Commemorative Event Programme, which will be on sale throughout the day. 

Sunday 10th May

Church Celebration 

10.30 - Church Service of commemoration and celebration with 2 services, a formal service in St Faith's and a service particularly suitable for children and families in the Bulson Hall

11.00  - Funfair opens  in the recreation ground 

Click here to capture the Spirit of VE Day with Poetry & Art

Find out what's happening in LEE VE75 by clicking on the tiles below.      

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Nation's Celebration

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Parade & Veterans

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Living History

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Musical Picnic

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Themed High Street

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Church Service

LEE VE75 would only be happening because of the great work & support from the following local businesses and associations who have provided the necessary funding, time and effort for the organisation, planning and delivery of the event. 

Supported by

Event Partners

Event Sponsors



c/o Lee Residents Association (LRA)


24 Montserrat Road

Lee on the Solent

PO13 9LT


For more information about the event, feel free to contact us on 07710 107231 or get in touch using the following form below.