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  • Jane posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months ago

    JENNY, I must admit I was in tears watching Jane Horrocks – thought for an awful moment that she wouldn’t be able to carry on. I was equally moved when the old veteran this morning got out of his wheelchair to shake the hand and talk to Prince Charles. A wonderful weekend.

  • Jane posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months ago

    Lorna, thank you so much for sharing. I’m finding it equally fascinating and very moving to hear what life was like during the war, and just after. When we sometimes moan about our lot, we should take a step back and just be thankful for all the luxuries which we take so much for granted.

  • Jane posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months ago

    Marion, I think we should all ask the older generation to tell us about these momentous events before it’s too late. I’m looking forward to hearing what your mum-in-law got up to!

  • Jane posted an update in the group Group logo of Village GreenVillage Green 2 years, 6 months ago

    Good morning Villagers. I’ve been watching the VE Day commemorations over the last few days and was just wondering if any of you dear people on here are of an age to share any memories with us? Yesterday, my OH asked his mum what she remembered about it and we were overjoyed to learn that she had been dancing in the streets in Chesterfield!!

    • Hi JANE – not old enough myself (feel it sometimes though!) – will get OH to ask his 93 year old Mum what she remembers

      • Marion, I think we should all ask the older generation to tell us about these momentous events before it’s too late. I’m looking forward to hearing what your mum-in-law got up to!

    • JANE, I was nine at the time (yes old enough 🙂 ), but where we lived at the time (having moved away from just outside Plymouth a year earlier), there were no celebrations as such, but a huge big bonfire in the nearest “park”. My Mum, bless her was struggling to look after us, as my birth father left her with 4 children, so had little to…[Read more]

      • My MiL, worked in London during the war …Church Army Officer, and regaled us with her memories, and we wanted her to write them down as she remembered them, but she wouldnt. Lots of humorous stories, and frightening ones too, but I think by VE day she was working else where. Such a shame that she wouldnt write them down, but she probably had her reasons.

        • Lorna, thank you so much for sharing. I’m finding it equally fascinating and very moving to hear what life was like during the war, and just after. When we sometimes moan about our lot, we should take a step back and just be thankful for all the luxuries which we take so much for granted.

    • JANE,

      This is what a very, young American child remembers about the end of the War. I was about to be 5yo and honestly can’t say if my memory is of the end of the war in Europe or if it was the end of the war in the Pacific. The end of the war in the Pacific was also in 1945 but later in the year. My Father was in the Mediterranean and…[Read more]

      • LINDA, thank you so much for sharing your memories. The horrors of war and the relief of its ending is the same the world over. Your post has brought a tear to my eye. How I wish you were local, so you could tell me all about it. xx

    • HI JANE – I was three when the VE celebrations took place, there was a street party in Wensley Square which I should have a photo of somewhere, don’t ask me where.

      We really enjoyed the concert last night, and I could remember all the words to Run, Rabbit, Run as my Mum used to sing it all the time along with all the others that were sung last…[Read more]

      • JENNY, I must admit I was in tears watching Jane Horrocks – thought for an awful moment that she wouldn’t be able to carry on. I was equally moved when the old veteran this morning got out of his wheelchair to shake the hand and talk to Prince Charles. A wonderful weekend.

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