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VE Day Memory

by Elizabeth Lister

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Contributed by 
Elizabeth Lister
People in story: 
Tony Watts
Location of story: 
Reading
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A5848798
Contributed on: 
21 September 2005

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by a Volunteer from Reading on behalf of Mr Tony Watts and has been added to the site with his permission. Mr Watts fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.

When the war ended we had bonfires in the street which burnt great big holes in the tarmac. We had street parties where people used up all the ration food they’d managed to save, so we had jellies and custard and sandwiches and cake. Everyone just spread their food along the tables to share.

During the war we used to get tins of chocolate powder sent over to the children from Canada. You could make it as a chocolate drink but my grandmother used it to make a chocolate sponge cake.

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