VE Day: Harold Hill schoolchildren celebrate 70th anniversary

Picture of a street party Dorothy Pavitt attended on VE Day on May 8 1945, in Straight Road, Harold

Picture of a street party Dorothy Pavitt attended on VE Day on May 8 1945, in Straight Road, Harold Hill. Picture: Dorothy Pavitt - Credit: Archant

Youngsters are celebrating the sacrifices of all those who defended our freedoms during the Second World War.

Schoolchildren are taking part in festivities today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day.

Broadford Primary School, in Faringdon Avenue, Harold Hill, is hosting street parties all day.

Classes have been paired together to hold their own activities at various points throughout the day, performing songs, reading Sir Winston Churchill’s victory speech and enjoying parties with cakes, drinks and music.

Drapers’ Academy, in Settle Road, Harold Hill, was visited by a veteran this morning and Drapers’ Brookside Junior School, in Dagnam Park Drive, Harold Hill, is hosting a party this afternoon.


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Pupils, dressed in the colours of the Union Jack, have been cooking traditional British meals and they will enjoy those in the playground.

Send us your VE Day celebration pictures through iwitness24.co.uk or by emailing news.desk@romfordrecorder.co.uk.

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A special supplement celebrating the anniversary is inside this week’s paper, featuring residents’ memories and a spread looking at the impact of bombing raids on east London.

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