THE 75th anniversary of victory in Europe Day will see the street party spirit of 1945 rekindled in a Rhyl church this May.

To mark the milestone anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, Rhyl's prolific Royal British Legion volunteer Richard Kendrick is working with Rhyl Rugby Club and Rhyl BID for an evening of song at St Thomas' Church.

The evening event - on Friday, May 8 - will welcome period music performances by the Rhyl Silver Band, Mostyn duo The Goodnight Sweethearts and the Military Wives Choir from RAF Valley on Anglesey.

Mr Kendrick said: "I loved the idea of a VE Day street party, so this is a night of music that people can sing along to.

"The Goodnight Sweethearts will open the evening and have people up singing with good old fashioned songs, and the night will end with The Military Wives choir singing some classics and songs written for them."

"This is all so we can remember through music of the past , through the songs from the 40s that people sang during the war and after it finished."

The event will also feature a fun day with the rugby club, which is currently in the works and is expected to feature a variety of activities including the Royal Marines assault course, people dressed in period costume and representatives from the police, fire service, RNLI and more.

In addition to channelling the joy of the war's end, the Church Setting will also allow people to pay respects in the vein of previously memorials Mr Kendrick has organised to mark milestones such as the Centenary Anniversary of Armistice Day in 2018.

Last year, to mark the 75th annviersary of D Day, Mr Kendrick helped organise a massive tribute on Rhyl beach featuring the silhouettes of hundreds of 'Tommy' silhouettes. The stirring memorial, which drew thousands to the town's promenade, also featured a piper and the unveiling of a 'Tommy' statue carved by Dyserth chainsaw artist Ian Murray.

Mr Kendrick added: " VE Day was a huge day in our history, the end of the war that took so many lives and a start to peace in Europe after five years of fighting.

"The event is a night not just to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, but to remember the men and women who never came home."

Tickets are on sale now priced at £6, with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion To book, contact Mr Kendrick on 07517020927 or visit Julie Woodward at St Thomas' church. Doors are expected to open at 6.30pm, with the Goodnight Sweethearts opening the event at 7.30pm.