Meadow Road residents celebrating V E Day, 1945

Meadow Road residents celebrating V E Day, 1945

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Date Photo Taken 8th May 1945
Area Merton
Copyright 1 Alan Searle
Original Format Digital scan of photo
Photographer / Origin of Photo Alan Searle
Notes / History When Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced the unconditional surrender of Germany and its Axis forces, there were scenes of joyous celebration throughout Britain.

8 May 1845 was officially declared Victory in Europe Day and although fighting continued in the Far East, the British people were allowed a "brief period of rejoicing."

This picture captures the spirit of celebration amongst family and friends living in Meadow Road. It was kindly provided by Alan Searle ( now 80 ). He was just four years old when this photograph was taken.

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