Stanley Road

VE day party

By Roger Russell

Photo:Stanley Road VE day party

Stanley Road VE day party

From the personal collection of Roger Russell

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This photograph shows the Stanley Road VE day street party 1945. My sister and I are still in touch with Derek Hillman and his sister Norma, Alan Brigginshaw and his sister Ann, Graham Watts Othen from Shaftesbury Road and Ron Newing from Clyde Road.

We would love to hear from Gwen King, Joan and Michael Borer, George and Joan Chapman, Peter Tomsett, Diane Edwards and anyone else who was living around that area in the 1940s to 1960s.

If you recognise yourself, or anyone else, or can share memories of that time, please leave a comment below.

This page was added on 05/10/2012.
Comments about this page

VE day - are you allowed to say that? Not PC in some circles, I gather! I was born the next morning, so it's good to see the May sun shining for my grand entrance, but they really shouldn't have gone to all that trouble.

By Stefan Bremner-Morris (07/10/2012)

VE day - not allowed to say that? Who came up with that rubbish! Nothing to do with PC, it is part of our history and remembrance of the folk that lost their lives in our country and for our country.

By Mick Peirson (10/10/2012)

How lovely to see this photo, what wonderful memories it brought back.

By Gwen King (10/03/2013)

I have just seen your comment on the photo Gwen. It would be nice to hear from you, Roger.

By Roger Russell (30/07/2013)

What a fabulous photograph. Does anyone know when the houses on Stanley Road date back to? I'm wondering about the ones on your right hand side as you walk up the hill towards the church. Thanks.

By Sophie F (21/09/2017)

The VE Party our family went to was in Hythe Road which ran at the back of Preston Drove. We lived at 159 Preston Drove and our back garden had a back entrance in Hythe Road. I believe the gardens were cut in half and houses adjacent to Hythe Road are there now. I can remember the long tables full of all the foods that kids love: jellies, cakes and lemonade. Such an occasion to be celebrated. Then of course there was VJ Day.

By Jennifer Goddard (Norrell) (05/12/2017)

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