VE-Day was celebrated across the district and Crich Parish was not found wanting
Ripley and Heanor News; 11 May 1945
The VE-Day celebrations in Crich and district were well up to the high standard of other villages in the area, and a gay carefree spirit pervaded the whole of the arrangements. Every street throughout the village was bedecked with flags and bunting, and some of the houses called for special commendation. The bells of the centuries-old church pealed their victory message and called to worship a representative gathering of every domination in the parish on the evening of VE-Day.
Following the service and monster procession formed outside the church, and headed by patrol leaders of the Girl Guides as colour bearers, and the band, the procession paraded the village. Every organisation in the village was well represented in the assembly, and crowds lined the streets to witness the impressive victory parade. Outdoor and indoor activities for all ages kept the celebrations on Wednesday in a constant spirit of revelry, and it is certain the memory of the VE-Day will long be cherished by all who participated and particularly by the youngsters.