REMEMBERING VE DAY
|It was a fine and sunny May day, but with a strong and cold wind, when we returned the the Lunt Community Association's premises, to remember VE day and the end of the war in Europe.
|There was a lot to set up in the large hall. Here Sandra Aston discusses the finer points of display with Kath Kiely, who was all got up in patriotic red, white and blue for the occasion.
|Sandra had a display of photographs of war time weddings, most of them local people getting married in local churches. Amongst other things you could see how war time brides coped with the problems which clothes rationing gave them.
|Sandra's collection of war time, embroidered handkerchiefs were a decorative and touching reminder of love affairs all that time ago, in what now seems almost like another world.
|Reg Aston provided an enormous display of hundred of photos of the area during the Second World War, the Home Guard, the stars of stage and screen who were seen here during the war; and a great montage of war time posters. And, of course, a vast area of artefacts from the time.
|" lightening objects, reminders of the horrors of war.
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