8/05/2020 | News

Farnham Castle Commemorates VE Day 2020

Commemorating VE Day at Farnham Castle

Commemorating VE Day 2020 at Farnham Castle, Surrey

We were delighted and honoured to commemorate VE Day at Farnham Castle at 3pm on Friday 8th May, 2020.

In a safe and socially distanced manner, we welcomed talented piper Hamish Robertson to play his bagpipes from one of the highest peaks, overlooking Farnham town. Standing within Farnham Castle’s historic Castle Keep, Robertson’s inspiring sounds could be heard across the market town and park.

“Farnham Castle are delighted to have taken part in the 75th Anniversary of VE Day this year” comments Steve Hamilton, General Manager at Farnham Castle. “Today was our opportunity to commemorate the enormous sacrifices that were made at home and abroad and to joyously celebrate as people did 75 years ago, the arrival of peace in Europe. Farnham Castle is proud to have been involved today, and it is with great sadness, in our current climate, that we couldn’t do more this month to recognise this remarkable event further.”

Councillor Pat Evans, Mayor of Farnham who was due to be at this act of remembrance says: “I am deeply saddened that I could not be present at this poignant occasion due to the regulations currently in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“Farnham Castle is a focal point for the town up on the hill and it is a moving tribute for this ceremony to have taken place there. I am grateful and thank everybody who enabled it to happen.”

Celebrating VE Day 2020 in a safe manner at Farnham Castle

Although not currently open to the public*, the Castle Keep is one of Farnham’s most unique features. Our team at Farnham Castle look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Castle Keep, and of course to Farnham Castle for future events, weddings and conferences in the near future and would like to thank Hamish Robertson for playing such inspiring tunes to highlight such an important weekend.

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time of publication.