SCPC, the Village Hall and St Andrew's Church are planning a whole host of fun events for all ages for the VE Celebrations in May 2020.

So far it is only in the planning stage - so some things might change, but have a look at some of the things we have planned:-

  • Fri 8th May - "Ration Supper" and "ENSA" style Variety Show at the Village Hall. - We need volunteers to entertain!
  • Sat 9th May - Street Market - We need you to sort out your garages and attics!
  • Street Party Lunch - sit and enjoy a simple lunch while being entertained by "The Hummingbird" Trio
  • Games and Races - Fun and games on the Village Green
  • Auction - Robert Pyle will select about 20 of the better items at the street market to auction in his inimitable style.
  • Dancing in the Street - in 1940's style
  • NAFFI van - just in case you are still hungry.
  • VE DAY - Sound and light show
  • Sun 10th May - Walking Treasure Hunt
  • Wartime Photo and Memorabilia Display
  • 3pm - Dedication Service and laying of poppies
  • Cream Tea


We need your help!

  • Can you sing, say or play? We need volunteers to "entertain" at the Ration Supper.
  • Bunting - we will need lots of bunting to make the village look bright and colourful for the weekend.
  • Catering - Nicky Courage will be looking for volunteers to help with all the various catering over the weekend.
  • Costumes - start sorting out what you are going to wear over the weekend Army Captain? or Land Army Girl? Marion is trying to source some costumes for people to hire.
  • Photos and Memorabilia - have you or your family any momentoes of Sampford Courtenay at VE Day or subsequent anniversaries? If so, can we borrow them, or copy photos to share with the parish.
  • Man the stalls - we will also need volunteers to run the various stalls at the market and games on the green. If enough people volunteer we can draw up a rota so we can all enjoy the weekend!