Estate agents in Berkshire pulled out all the stops over the weekend to produce a team video celebrating VE Day despite all being locked down and working from home.
The two-and-half minute video features 18 members of the Duncan Yeardley estate agents team taking their turns to sing different lines of Vera Lynn’s 1939 hit We’ll Meet Again.
The song has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity recently, partly because it was a popular sing-along anthem during WWII but also because it’s lyrics strike a note now among friends and family separated by the need for social distancing during the Coronavirus lockdown.
“Property people have always been great at communication – it’s an essential skill in the business, but in the midst of a pandemic and a lockdown it hasn’t been easy,” says its head of marketing and operations Helen Thring, who also sings in the video.
“A day ‘off work’ on Friday to remember and celebrate the end of the war in Europe – VE Day – was the perfect opportunity to reach out to the community to say hello.
“This is a little something we’ve done to celebrate VE Day and remind our clients and community that they are in our thoughts and that we will meet again.”
Others members of the company featured in the video include Nick Thring, Mandy Mendham, Lucy Morrison, Aisha Mulrooney, Lee Maynard, Maureen Cooper, Tom Doyle, Adele Buck, Charlotte Street, Caroline Franklin, Adele Vogel, Keith Sawyer, Jessica Schofield, Pamela Devlin and Judy Henly.