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Street Party for V.E.Dayicon for Story with photo

She is on the left in the small picture, and the gentleman standing behind was a Mr Butterworth, a...

VE Day in Italy

A pulpit was made out of scrap wood for the Padre to use during the service. Unfortunately the Padre was...

Remembering Victory Celebrations

I can remember the Victory celebrations quite well but most of all I remember the street parties and the...

V.E. Day Celebration At North Landingicon for Story with photo

A picnic was organised to take place at North Landing, Flamborough. The older girls would cycle there and...

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Childhood Memories

We, as a family had moved to Brackley in 1943, away from London and the Blitz. My father had served in both...

More Things Remembered

I watched the 'Holocaust Memorial Day' programme... These poor souls looked pathetic in their...

Irish Guardsmen celebrate VE DAYicon for Story with photo

Encouraged by their Regimental Sergeant Major, Irish Guardsmen at Hobbs Barracks, Lingfield set off early...

VE Day Celebrations

Me and my elder sister Kath walked into Leeds, about a twenty minute walk. My twin sister Agnes didn't...

William Wilson's VE day

The day the 1st World War ended, as a 5-year old I was sent home from my school in Coventry to celebrate;...

A Visit to Fairyland

One of the places we visited was the lake in St.James'Park and all round were fountains which were lit...

Story 3 VJ Day - Father's Return, Leytonstone

There was a girl walking there and the sun shone on her ginger hair and she was pretty and I was swelling...

The excitment of VE day

What I remember about the war time is when there were bullets in our Bungalow... I do remember seeing a...

Holiday at Corfe Castle

On VE day we were staying at Corfe Castle at the village house of an elderly couple Mr and Mrs Honour... My...

VE Day Celebration

I took a train into London, all sixteen years of me, and made my way through to where the crowds were and...

We've Won!

One of my best memories, though, was on one lovely hot summer's day - we had been to Longton Park for a...

V.E. Day honeymoon

My home was on the Isle of Wight and he was stationed there... We went on honeymoon to Hastings and we were...

Where Were You on VE day - and What Were You Wearing?

A policeman, obviously deciding to be friendly, cam over to talk to me but all I could do was mutter and...

VE Day Outside the Palace

My mother said that she would never forget the scenes outside the palace and all over London that day. My...

V.E. Night

On VE Night I went with my parents to a performance of 'Peer Gynt' at the Manchester Opera House...

Blowing a Tuba

I somehow made an appropriate sound with the Tuba and everybody cheered and started singing and dancing, a...

We want the King!

We want the King. I was taken to the gates of Buckingham Palace on the 8th May 1945 where a crowd gathered...

VE Day street party June 1945icon for Story with photo

I made a sponge sandwich using liquid paraffin from my medicine cupboard, eggs from my own chickens in my...

Born Just Within Peacetime!

I was still safely growing inside my Mother's womb in those final turbulent months before peace was...

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Party at the End

We enjoyed the war years as going into air raid shelters at Stanfield was considered to be fun as the...

Victory Babiesicon for Story with photo

The sister ran in shouting excitingly "The War is over, come on Maisie lets have a victory baby"....

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