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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Victory in Europe Street Party 1945 Derrington Road Tooting
    London Every Street Organised it own party more than one party
    if Street long, Our street had four. You can see brick Air raid shelter.
    Built for anyone who was passing by during a air raid. Another
    shelter and party can be seen farther down street People in
    houses had a Morrison shelter in house a steel frame with Steel mesh
    front about six long hold two comfortably four at a squeeze .
    High as a table and used as one In back garden a Anderson shelter
    Dug into ground about six feet Then corrugated iron frame inserted
    And covered with earth ,Sleeping four to six safe except for direct hit .
    You can see few men as they were still in forces .I am four back
    from right Six years old. Brother Ken 13 second right in front of me
    My Mother left side of table first left.
    A day we all had waited for for six years .

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      What a wonderful moment and photo!! Very interesting information as well with details that aren't easy to capture in a history book. It must have been a very special day for everyone ofcourse and for you who all your life till then had experienced living with the war! I really love this photo and your text! It's also makes you think of all those children in the world who are living in wars right now. I hope they will soon see the bad and dark days come to an end. Your post brings hope. Thank you!
    2. ron1939 ron1939, 6 years ago
      A funny thing happened, Because of my age i am asked
      if i was in the war i always answered no i was to young
      But one time i thought you don't have to fight or be a
      adult , You just have to be there at the time to be in a war.

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