Covid-19 is not going to keep Porlock residents from celebrating the end of the Second World War.

The village's parish council and visitor centre had arranged a big event to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day but now, as they are unable to gather together, residents are going to gather collectively as a village from within the safety of their homes and gardens.

Debbie Stanyon, Porlock Visitor Centre manager, was determined that VE Day should still be celebrated by the village.

On May 8 at 2.55pm Porlock Town Crier Grant Dennis will be giving a rallying cry to commemorate VE Day, followed by a toast at 3pm with 'something a little stronger than a cup of tea'.

Residents will then collectively sing the National Anthem followed by the song We’ll Meet Again, made famous by Dame Vera Lynn.

The Town Crier and the music will be played through a PA system in the centre of the village, with some residents planning to use Bluetooth speakers in their street for all to join in too.

The afternoon will be rounded off with a proper afternoon tea, with cake and scones available to buy from Kitnors Tea Rooms in Bossington and Whortleberry Tea Rooms in Porlock for those who want a treat.

The centre of the village will be decorated with Union Jack bunting for the weekend and some streets are arranging to decorate their own houses and gardens with bunting, posters and flags for VE day.

Dovery Manor Museum is also commemorating the full story of the men and women who served at war and at home from Porlock, Selworthy and Luccombe on its website.

This includes profiles of each of the 27 men who gave their lives for their country as well as features on the Home Guard, the Women's Voluntary Service, those who opened their homes to evacuees, the deadly plane crashes and much more.

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