PRUDHOE has begun gearing up for celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe.

Plans are already well under way for the celebration, which will be held at the town’s Eastwood Park.

The event has been organised by a combined effort from Prudhoe Town Council, the Friends of Eastwood Park, and the Miners Lamp Cafe and Community Hub.

Taking place on Friday, May 8 from 11am until 3pm, the event will feature a disco, compere, film screenings and more.

In addition, local choirs and bands will be performing, while local community groups will be putting on dramatic readings and short plays.

More will be announced in the run-up to the event.

County councillor Gordon Stewart, who represents Prudhoe South, said: “VE Day is part of the proud history of Prudhoe.

“Some of the older residents in town can still remember the great excitement that was felt that day.

“The celebrations will be low-key, but it will still be a big event.”

The early May bank holiday has been moved to the Friday, creating a three-day international celebration, with events planned across the UK and other countries.

Other national events, including a performance of Battle’s O’er by thousands of pipers around the country, are also set to take place to mark the occasion.