VE Day Siren
To honour VE Day 75, Ards and North Down Borough Council encouraged residents across the borough to join in with a host of virtual VE Day 75 celebrations from the comfort of their own homes.
Marking 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War II in Europe and this special anniversary provided the people of Ards and North Down with an opportunity to remember those who made tremendous sacrifices, both at home and abroad.
On Thursday 7 May, North Down Museum sounded its World War II siren at 8pm to coincide with ‘Clap for our Carers’ and also on Friday 8 May dedicated to all those who made sacrifices during the War. The museum owns two World War II sirens which were in Bangor Castle, which was used as a hospital during the War, when it was acquired by the Council in 1952.