1945 VE Street Party at Church Road, Hadleigh, in the grounds of no 90

Standing in porch (L to R)17.
  1.18. ???  [woman, facing away]
  2. Hilda Russell19.
  3. Ellen Theobald20. Mrs Watson ?
  4.21. Mrs Buckley ?
  5. Mrs Venables22. ???  [woman, face part hidden]
  6. Mr Venables23. Philip Demmer
  7. Mr Galley24. Malcolm ???
  8. Mrs Galley25. Janet Demmer
  9. Mrs Lilly Demmer26. Tony Theobald
Standing by/sitting at tables (clockwise)27. Alan Russell
10. ???  [girl, half hidden]28. David Manser
11. Brenda Theobald29. David Cockbain  [from Meadow Road]
12. Maureen Theobald  [top of head]30. Brian Cockbain  [from Meadow Road]
13. ???  [woman looking away]31. John Stewart
14. Roger ???  [baby looking away]32. John Speakman
15. Kathleen Cockbain33. Titch Speakman
16. Emmie Laughlin  [gt aunt of Betty Sadler]34. Brian Fairclough  [Australia]

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This is one of several parties held in Hadleigh to celebrate the end of WW2 hostilities in Europe. In Britain, the allied victory was announced on the evening of Tuesday 7th May 1945. The following day – Wednesday 8th May – was declared a national holiday, known as Victory in Europe (VE) Day, and parties were held all over the country on VE Day and on succeeding days.

Notes:
Photo from Maureen Hume (née Theobald).
Excluded from numbering: Girl on bench with only bottom showing (between 24 and 25).
Most names from Maureen Hume (née Theobald).

If you know any of the missing or incomplete names or if you notice any errors then please leave a comment or send an e-mail to admin@hadleighhistory.org.uk. The names in the article will be updated when new or corrected information is received.

A pdf document with the numbered photo and names is available for download. This will be updated in line with the names above. A pdf document with an original version of the photo suitable for printing is also available.

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