1945 VE Street Party in Chapel Lane area, Hadleigh

  1. Jimmy Brooks45. Diane Williams (later McLean)
  2. Graham Thomas46.
  3. Mavis Palmby47. June Watson (later Meacham)
  4. Norman Grange48.
  5. Lenny Foil49.
  6. Freddy Todd50. Eileen Elsgood
  7.51. Mrs Ballard
  8. Mrs Todd52.
  9.53.
10. Mrs Murch (spelling ?)54.
11. Elsie Wayland ?55. Kenny Elsgood
12.56.
13.57.
14. Mrs Rutland58.
15.59.
16. David Everett60.
17.61. ???  [dtr of 9]
18. Mrs Hamilton62.
19. Dorothy Wayland (later Burder)63
20.64. Stuart Thomas ?
21. Jean Lelliatt65. Jackie (Jacqueline) Thomas
22. Joan Smith66.
23. Raymond Mayes67.
24. Mrs Mayes68.
25. Mrs Everett69.
26.70.
27.71. David Calvery
28.  Mrs Smith72. Jill Everett
29.73.
30.74.
31.75.
32. Mrs Laws76.
33. Mrs Stibbards777. Ian Brackley
34.78.
35.79.
36.80.
37.81.
38.82.
39.83.
40. Bobby Gatland84.
41.85.
42. Violet Marshall86.
43.87.
44. Pam Hamilton

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This is one of several parties held in Hadleigh to celebrate the end of hostilities in Europe during WW2. 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.

This party is believed to have been held in the Chapel Lane area. If you can identify the precise location then please leave a comment or send an e-mail to admin@hadleighhistory.org.uk.

Notes:
Photo from Dorothy Burder (nee Wayland).
Some names from Dorothy Burder (nee Wayland) & Mary Fairweather.(nee Buckley).
Some names from June Meacham (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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