Community Victory Festivals in July

Last year was 75 years since the victory in Europe and Japan and the nation commemorated the end of the Second World War by celebrating at home.

The Council, in partnership with Clay Cross and Killamarsh Parish Councils have organised “Victory Festivals” on Saturday 17 July, free events open for all the community to celebrate and commemorate these occasions.

Clay Cross Victory Festival

Civic Service

10.30am – 11.15am

St Bartholomew’s Church, High St, Clay Cross, S45 9DZ

Victory Festival Celebration

11.30am – 2pm

Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross, S45 9JE 

Staring Lorrie Brown, award winning Vera Lynn tribute singer, Highland bagpipes, stilt walker and juggler, vintage vehicles and lots more.

Evening Celebration from 7pm

Featuring the fantastic female vocalist ‘Blue Savannah’

Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross, S45 9JE

To purchase tickets for the Evening Celebration or for more information contact Clay Cross Parish Council on Tel: 01246 862812

Or find us on Facebook – Clay Cross Social Centre

Killamarsh Victory Festival

Civic Service

2pm – 2.45pm

St Giles Church, Kirkcroft Lane, Killamarsh, S21 1AB

Victory Festival Celebration

1pm – 5pm

Killamarsh Sports Centre, Stanley Street, Killamarsh, S21 1EL

Staring Lorrie Brown, award winning Vera Lynn tribute singer, Highland bagpipes, face painting, Merlins Magic Show, Punch & Judy and lots more

At both events, under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Dress to impress in 1940’s style (optional!)

Cllr Alan Powell, Cabinet Member for Housing, Communities and Communications said “Last year we were all unable to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day in a way that was planned. These events will be an opportunity for the whole community to come together and honour those who gave their lives for us during World War Two and brought peace to Europe 76 years ago. It will also be a celebration for people of all ages to get together, have some fun and enjoy the community spirit”.