1945 VE Street Party at Oak Road, Hadleigh

Derek Barber
Standing at back (L to R)Standing by/sitting at table (clockwise)
  1. Margie Potter15.
  2. Peter Hammerton16.
  3. Mrs D ‘Doll’ Hammerton17.
  4.18.
  5. Valerie Pounds19.
  6.20.
  7. Rose Potter21.
  8.22.
  9. Mrs Pounds23.
10. Mrs Gibbs24.
11. Mrs Dawson25.
12. Girl Neman ?26.
13.27.
14. Jean Gibbs28.

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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 over succeeding days.

The party in Oak Road was held in the front garden of ‘Sydney Villa’, the home of the Hammerton family.

Notes:
Photo from Derek Barber.
Some names from Peter and Doreen Hammerton – 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 24.

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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