1945 VE Street Party at Homestead Gardens, Hadleigh

Derek Barber
Standing behind table (L to R)Sitting at/standing in front of table (L to R)
  1. Mrs Kinsey  [wife of fireman]25.
  2. Mrs Hempstead26.
  3. Rosemary Kinsey27.
   4.28.
  5. Mrs Jeffery29. Ann Jeffery
  6.30. Alfie Bettridge
  7.31. Les White
  8.32. Dougie White
  9.33.
10.34.
11.35. Betty Kinsey
12.36.??? Brackin  [cousin of 38]
13.37.
14.38. Pat Brackin (later Russell)  [cousin of 36]
15.39. Daphne Watson (later Lockwood)  [dtr of 13]
16.40. ??? Croucher (Roy or Robert – twins)
17.41. Janet Franklin
18.42. Joy Pepper
19.43.
20.44.
21.45.
22.46.
23.47.
24.48.
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50.
51.
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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.

Notes:
Photo from Derek Barber.
Some names from Daphne Lockwood (nee Watson).

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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