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V.E. Day Celebration At North Landing

by actiondesksheffield

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Sheila Ledgard
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Bridlington, East Yorkshire
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24 May 2005

At North Landing, Flamborough, celebrating V.E. Day with a picnic for the boarders of Bridlington Girls' High School.

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Bill Ross of the ‘Action Desk — Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Sheila Ledgard, and has been added to the site with the author’s permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

I was at Bridlington Girls’ High School from 1937 — 1945. We were given a holiday to celebrate V.E. Day. A picnic was organised to take place at North Landing, Flamborough. The older girls would cycle there and the younger ones would go in the coach together with the food.

We had a lovely day and were able to paddle. It was comforting to realise that we could not be bombed or machine gunned again.

In the photographs, you can see the Red House (boarding house) is repaired, but the Junior House (Hostel) is still in ruins in the background.


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