{VE day Street party in Pinner}    
This is the first of two pictures sent to us by Malcolm Hutton. It is of a street party on VE Day in 1945, in Pinner.

For those who were not born by 1945, VE Day (Victory Europe) was the day the nation threw off the constraints of war. The hoarding of string and brown paper for recycling, the blackout to prevent chinks of light aiding enemy bombers.

(Alan was five on VE-Day and can remember being put to bed early by his mother to be lifted later, to see the celebration bonfire on the corner of Devon Rise and Brim Hill in East Finchley.)

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