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Document of the month

May 2015: Photograph of street party in Hucknall to celebrate VE (Victory in Europe) Day in 1945

User AvatarPosted by Josanne Peet at 05/05/2015 15:09:28
Photograph of a street party held in Hucknall to celebrate VE Day in 1945

Reference: DD/1868/1

The end of the war in Europe was officially declared on 8 May 1945, 70 years ago this month, and the occasion was marked by parties, bonfire lighting and thanksgiving services in churches all around Nottinghamshire.

This photograph shows the street party which was held on Long Hill Rise in Hucknall to celebrate the occasion in 1945. Although the war still continued in Japan and soldiers were fighting on there, people in Britain were relieved that the war in Europe had finished and so every effort was made to enjoy themselves despite the strict rationing which was in place.

For further documents relating to the Second World War held at Nottinghamshire Archives see our online catalogue.

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