1945 VE Street Party at Seymour Road, Hadleigh

Maureen Hume
Standing at back (L to R)23. Alan Russell
  1.24.
  2. Charlie Russell  [in RAF]25. David Cockbain
  3. Hilda Smith26. Brian Cockbain
  4.Kneeling, behind front row
  5. Hilda Russell27. John Stewart   [later newsagent]
  6. Mrs Vowles28. John Speakman
  7.29. Iris Smith
  8. Pam Watson30. Tony Theobald
  9.31. Mrs Smith
10. ???  [mother of 11]32. Maureen Theobald (later Hume)
11. Roger ???33.
12.34.
13. Frank ???35. Mrs Lily Demmer
14.Sitting/kneeling, front row
15.36. Joan Buckley (later Blythe)
16. Mrs Jean Ellis  [died aged 98]37. Brian Fairclough
17.38. Malcolm ?
18. Emmie Laughlin  [great aunt of Betty Sadler]39. Pam Rees ?
19. Mrs Buckley ?40.
Boys, standing41. Sheila Cockbain
20.42. Kathleen Cockbain
21. Phillip Demmer43. Janet Demmer
22.44.

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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).
Most names from Maureen Hume (née Theobald).

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