Finally... "Peace in Our Time"....
Everyone who came through the dark years of war can recall where they
were when the conflict ended....
|One afternoon a group of us were sent from Oxford
Street Boys School to Radfall on our bikes to fetch beansticks from Ed
Lees. We walked back wheeling the bundles.
This occasion is well remembered as it was on our return journey
we heard that the war was over.
John Harman (Canada)
A relieved population were eventually able to celebrate peace
and most recall what they were doing on VE Day....
|Do you remember the huge VE bonfire that was assembled by the
allotments opposite 18 West Cliff? I recall that we spent weeks
gathering wood and there was great excitement since bonfires of that
size were not possible during the war.
Some celebrations got a tad out of hand.....
|During V.E. Day celebrations, beach huts were
tipped down Tankerton Slopes and later put on a bonfire despite
loudspeaker appeals for calm.
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