A VILLAGE street was awash with red, white and blue to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Lockdown measures have meant this year's anniversary ­— declared a bank holiday ­—  events have had to be cancelled, but the creativity of Bury people ensured the anniversary did not go unmarked as they honoured the day from their home and online.

Scobell Street in Tottington was transformed for the day, with villagers enjoying a 'social distancing' street party, complete with traditional English delights.

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It was one of the many celebrations taking place across Bury in a safe manner.

A toast was raised by residents at Killelea Intermediate Care and the Borough of Bury Veterans Assocation created a moving video as their personal tribute to VE Day, which has been posted on Bury Council Facebook page.

Mayor of Bury Cllr Trevor Holt said: "We are very very proud of our town's history and the way our nation conducted itself during those dark days and our town here.

"It's a pleasure and privilege to say most wholeheartedly to those who gave so much we thank you."