1945 VE Street Party at London Road, Hadleigh

Standing at back (L to R)13.
  1. Mrs Foster14. Derek Nicholls
  2. Mrs Ann Denning15. Philip Nicholls
  3. Gloria Denning  [dtr of 2]16. ??? Nicholls
  4. Roy Denning  [son of 2]17.
  5. Len Cowling18. Gloria ? Gibbons  [from electrical shop]
  6. Derek Owen19.
  7. Phil/Phyll ???  [Albany Laundry worker]20.
  8.21.
  9. Mrs Clarke  [wife of Doctor]22.
Standing/sitting at far side of table (L to R)23.
10.24.
11. Maureen Denning  [dtr of 2, face hidden]25.
12. Ken Denning  [son of 2]26.

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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 Bob Delderfield.
Party held outside Richardson’s cycle shop.
Some names or part names from Derek Owen – 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 18.
Some Denning family names from Lynda Taylor (daughter of Gloria Denning).

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.

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