|Standing at back (L to R)||23.|
|1. Beryl Polkinghorn [daughter of 12]||24. David Shaw|
|2. Mr Smith [bus driver]||25. ??? Shaw|
|3. Mr Joiner||26. Doreen Bullock|
|4. Mrs Joiner||27.|
|5. Joyce Smith||28. Ann Ablitt|
|6. Mrs Shaw||29. Billy Ablitt|
|7. Mrs Bush||30. Jack Polkinghorn|
|8. Violet Pryke [dtr of 10]||31. Derek Owen|
|9. ??? [daughter-in-law of 7]||32. Len Cowling|
|10. Mrs Pryke [mother of 6]||33. Victor Cowling|
|11.||34. Alf Cowling|
|12. Mrs Polkinghorn [mother of 1]||35. Marion Cowling|
|13. Gwen Kedge||36. Ellen Bullock|
|14. Mr Shaw||37.|
|15. Peter Shaw [held in father’s arms]||38. Mrs Lite|
|Seated/standing at table (clockwise)||39. Mrs Wheal|
|16. Roy Shaw||40.|
|17. Peter Shaw||41. Mrs Shove|
|18. Pat Shaw [died in N.Z]||42. Gwendoline Shaw|
|19.||43. Sidney Shaw|
|21. Olive Wheal||45. Eddie Polkinghorn|
|22. Sally Wheal|
This is one of several parties held in Hadleigh to celebrate the end of WW2 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 that day and on the next few days.
Most names from Derek Owen.
Some names from Rose and Olive Turnidge and Gwen Shaw.
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