A special concert is being held in Welshpool to mark 77 years since VE Day.

On Friday, May 6, Welshpool Methodist Church will host a VE Day concert following the cancellation of a planned event to mark the 75th anniversary as the Covid pandemic hit public events in 2020 and 2021.

In the time between the 75 anniversary and now, the last remaining World war 2 veteran from the Welshpool, Jack Ellis, has passed away.

Organisers say this that makes it all the more important to mark the event.

Event organiser Alan Crowe said: “I had originally planned the concert to mark the 75 Anniversary of VE Day back in 2020 which had to be cancelled due to lockdown.

“But since the passing of our last known veteran from the era Jack Ellis MBE I decided to revisit the idea so that everyone can come together to join relatives of those involved to offer their thanks.

“The concert is one to say thank you to all those men and women from the Welshpool area who did their bit, during the war, including a special tribute to the fallen.”

The concert will feature vintage singer Maggie O'Hara, RAF Shawbury Military Wives Choir, Porthywaen Silver Band and tenor Philip Evans.

The evening will feature several slide shows on a big screen and Alan is appealing for any local war time wedding photos, or photos of any locals in uniform.

These can be emailed to alan60s@live.com or call 07782166342 to collect.

Tickets for the event can be purchased from Welshpool Jewellers or Alexanders in Welshpool priced at £10.