Royston Avenue VE Day street party

Ellen English has very kindly provided some photographs taken at a VE Day street party in Royston Avenue Laindon.  The chalkboard in the first photo appears to show that there will be TEA, CAKE, VARIETY ACTS, RACES, REFESHMENTS, PRIZES and a BONFIRE.  Please let us know if you recognise anyone in the photographs, or maybe you were there.

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  • Thank you Colin for enlarging them. The lady I thought was my mother -in-law was correct and I think Terry is on a chair in front of her.
    All the entertainment and party food etc must have been great for everybody.
    I think our generation owes a great deal to our parents especially our mums, a lot of food was still on rationing, so to provide all the party food was a massive effort on them.
    I know a lot of fruit etc was preserved but it would all have been prepared by hand.,no popping to the shops and buy it all in packets.
    It must have been a big relief for the war to be over.

    By Ellen English (21/10/2023)

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