LOCKDOWN was no barrier for thousands of Cumbrians who pulled out all the stops to mark one of the most momentous days in the country’s history.

People across the county found creative ways to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day on Friday.

Official events across Cumbria had to be cancelled but people still dressed up, held street parties with social distancing and decorated their homes in patriotic colours.

One party was held by Pam Weightman and her family at their home in Wetheral. Pam who runs Artventures, baby and toddler art classes in Carlisle, Penrith and Keswick, said: “We’ve just moved into this estate and seeing the other people doing similar things was lovely.”

Tracey Grisdale, from Workington, had done some hand-knitted bunting which she displayed on her road for the occasion.

Finley Waning, seven, and George Waning, three, from near Wigton, had a little garden party where they baked cakes and made decorations for the event.

Mum Abby said: “We all had a really lovely afternoon.”

Residents of Redwood Drive in Carlisle had a street party while observing social distancing.

Meanwhile Frankie Cooper, from Appleby, celebrated by donning her horse in patriotic colours and having a celebratory afternoon tea.

And Jo, Richard, Jack and Molly Fenn, in Scotby, put up a window display and Union Jack flags around the garden.