VE Day, celebrations and how the cost of living has changed!

Today is VE day. Celebrations which were planned up and down the UK have had to be altered. Street parties in the traditional sense amended.

But still, we will celebrate, knowing that we had Victory back in 1945 and we will, together, have victory again when we win the war against Covid-19.

At JDG we have talked about the ways we can celebrate from hosting an afternoon tea party with your family in the garden, joining in with Dame Vera Lynn and the nations singalong (which will take place just after the Queens special address to the nation at 9pm tonight) or simply learning how to Lindy Hop – there are You Tube tutorials for this!

Other suggestions are to have an inspired 1945 typical meal – Corned Beef Hash just happens to be Mr JDG’s favourite or even a cheese & onion pie!

During the day, you could dress up as if you were going to the Morecambe Vintage Festival or Lytham War weekend and style your hair in a victory roll.

At JDG, we thought we would share with you what the cost of living was back in 1945 with our short slide show above. Can you believe the average annual wage was just £214 per annum and the average home cost just £620.

How times have changed…….. Here is to us all being Victorious again! And with that we have to say a huge thank you not only to the heron of the past, but also todays hero’s – our frontline workers and the NHS.