VE Day celebrations.

VE Day celebrations.

VE Day celebrations. The Newport Urban District Council decided not to hold victory celebrations as a tribute to the sons and fathers lost in the war. This was the only town celebration which took place at Station Road area. It rained so the party was adjourned to the back of Dawson’s Garage (now Astons) in one of his buildings. Rationing points were saved up for sandwiches and cakes while luxuries such as jellies were begged from High Street shops. There was a bran tub with a gift for each child, who also received a packet of sweets and a 1/2 crown. There was also a bonfire, when the rain had stopped, and music from a gramophone. Some of the people pictured are: from the right standing near the table,?, Mrs Simcox, Mrs Brotherton (in hat), Mrs Nancy Brotherton, Mrs G Rogers (behind the Mrs Brotherton’), Joyce Holland. From the left standing: Jack Smith, Mrs Smith,?,?, Kath Whitmore. Children: fourth on right – Fred Darlington, fifth on left side – Keith Westwood. They were all resident at Springfield Terrace, and Station Terrace.