Central England Co-op store leads moving rendition of Dame Vera Lynn classic on VE Day anniversary

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Dressed in vintage outfits and waving mini union jack flags it was a patriotic scene this morning at a Coop food store in Terrington St Clements as the store led a community sing-a-long to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Led by talented local singer Courtney Remmig, colleagues at the Central England Co-op food store in Wesley Road paused their vital work providing food and essentials to the local community for a few minutes to join together for a moving rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’.

They were joined by shoppers and locals in the true display of national pride and community spirit to remember those who had fought for their country on this special anniversary of the end of World War Two.

Store manager Pauline Drewery said: “It was a really nice moment and it was lovely that Courtney agreed to come down and sing and even got dressed up with us.

“We wanted to do something special to lift the spirits. We are a real community store and had planned to raise money for our charity partner Dementia UK and bake cakes and do a bit of a street party but with the situation we’ve not been able to do that, so we still wanted to commemorate the day.

“We are proud to be part of a great community in Terrington and it was lovely to see some of the villagers join with us in the sing song. It was very poignant and moving and there were a few tears as well as smiles.”