Horncastle ‘balloon guy’ Craig Cash has put an RAF balloon tribute on his drive
Lockdown didn’t stop Lincoln and Lincolnshire celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Here are the best pictures readers sent us to mark the occasion.
Westgate Academy in Lincoln have made a mural for fallen war heroes
Fly-by in Eagle with Colin Campbell and his children
Elaine Stones’s house decorations in Wragby
By Merry Kerry in North Hykeham
Balloons by Naomi Aleisha in Lincoln
Amy Gilbert’s son ready for a fly-by in Newton on Trent
Kelly Yarwood’s dog Walter ready for the big day
Kelly Melladay painted her porch in Lincoln
Birch Close in Branston is all decked out. Photo by Pauline King Battenbough
Jaz and Sara ‘s place in Waddington
Liz Machin and her kids getting ready in Bracebridge Heath
Mandy Templeman is ready to celebrate too
Vicky Bayliss from Eastgate in Bassingham, normally sailing on a Bank Holiday but flying the flag for VE Day instead
Kerry Louise’s boys decorated their fence on Birchwood Avenue in Lincoln
Look to the right of Sarah Webster’s home in Saxilby! It’s Derek the scarecrow, ready for VE Day, in prime position on top of the hedge.
On this, the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe, the #RedArrows pay tribute and say thank you to those who valiantly defended our nation, our lives and our freedom. See more from the team on the BBC and other media later this morning.#ThisIsYourVictory#VEDay75 pic.twitter.com/cfVNFPyTpR
— Red Arrows (@rafredarrows) May 8, 2020
In Witham St Hughs, lots of us have decorated their homes, including Kayleigh Cavill
The Red Arrows did a quick fly-by over Lincoln but we only managed to capture the smoke! Send in your pictures too.
Gemma Arnold and Cait Nortrop decorated their windows in Lincoln
A better view of the Red Arrows flypast from St Cuthbert’s Court in Lincoln
Rob Patterson from Boultham Park has this view of the Red Arrows display
Bunting and flags decorations on Palmer Road in Lincoln by Samantha Parkin
Adorable Teddy Revill (19 months old) celebrating VE Day from North Hykeham
Flags and landlord Greg Algar outside the Dambusters pub in Scampton and a home decorated on Burton Road, Lincoln. Photos by MediaLincs
Cute alert! Ben McLoughlin’s Guinea Pigs in Minting enjoying their VE Day Picnic
Shaun Tyrrell’s homemade bunting in Bracebridge Heath
Sarah Barlow’s home decorations
Two minutes silence at Lincolnshire Police HQ
Becca and Theresa Workman and Paul Clark enjoying a VE Day picnic, including (cute alert!) Becca’s dog Rolo the good boy.
Emily Shorten, a 22 year old artist in Birchwood, painted this big spitfire to make her flag extra special for VE Day
Carl Ewington with his Jaguar and nephew Kaiden at Western Crescent in Lincoln
Jemma Albon and her three boys took five hours drawing, painting, cutting and making this display — worth every minute!
The Queen waved at Rachel Pordham on Burton Road
Amanda Buckby’s family war photos for passers by to see
Paul Everington is all dressed up
Photographer Felicity Jones captured Ivy Megan Blythe, Sleaford — Photo 49 of Ivy’s isolation imaginarium!
Grace getting into the VE Day spirit with bulldog Walter in South Hykeham
South Parade in Saxilby. Photo by Vicky Wilkinson
Partridge Green in Witham St Hughs. Photo: Sally Vaughan
Kelly and the Bell family ready to celebrate with their neighbours in Witham St Hughs
From Debbie Semper: “My neighbour joined the forces when he was 16-years-old. He was very disappointed today because he was going to be in the parade, so his wife asked the neighbours in our close in Washingborough to join them at 10.45am to hear his stories and to have the 2 minute silence with him. It was such a lovely thing to see.”
Donna Haytree’s husband John was in the Royal Signals and his father served in the war
Sarah Grant visited Horncastle ‘balloon guy’ Craig Cash’s house
Ashleigh Walker and her daughters in Westwick Gardens, Lincoln
Hazel May Michael on the Ermine West playing ‘The last post’ after the two minutes silence this morning. He then played 1940s music and Lindy Hopping.
Harry on Glebe Park, Lincoln with mother Steph Saunders
Jules Julianne’s picnic in the front yard in North Hykeham
Tracey Woodward and co in Thorpe on The Hill ‘having a fab day’
Lincoln boy Lewis Page, 8, made a cardboard tank for VE Day with his dad, who he is staying with in Wolverhampton during lockdown. His mum Grace, who is a key worker at Lincoln County Hospital, is proud of his creative effort.
The Walker family in Branston are enjoying the sunshine on this VE Day
Steve Patten in Saxilby has baked a cake for the occasion
In North Scarle, Amy Fenoulhet has designed a homemade VE Day 75 flag
Laura Waplington’s dog Arlo paying his respects
Nine-month old Ennis can’t resist a snack today. He’s the same age as his grandfather was on the very first VE Day 75 years ago.
Some great road art sent in by Niall Hill
Annabel Pestell with her parents in Washingborough. “Both parents served in the Royal Navy so very proud to raise these flags and signs”
Chezza Hall in North Hykeham with some classic bunting and her two dogs Winnie and Tuna
The neighbours on Troon Close in Washingborough
Denton, 8, from North Hykeham has made a tissue paper collage of the Union Jack
Karen Linnecor using her initiative to make some pretty unique bunting in North Hykeham!