Old Photos of Witham

Rickstones and Cross Roads VE day party, group

Taken: May 1945, Ref: M2074

A VE day party to celebrate the end of the Second World War in Europe, 8 May 1945. This one was for the residents of Cross Road and Rickstones Road, in Little Elms farmyard (now the Little Elms public house). A dance was held in the evening. See also M716, M717. Names from Peter Spall. Back row, standing (excluding the ones behind), Mrs Haygreen (of Cross Road), Evelyn Baxter, ???, Mrs Pennock (in hat). ???, ???, ???, Olive Spall (wife of Fred), Mrs Stoneham, ???, ???. Middle row, sitting, ???, ???, Mrs Garvey, Mrs Bell, ???, Mrs Baxter (Evelyn’s mother), ???, ???, ???. Sitting in front, left to right, Fred Spall (dressed as woman) with baby on knee (probably Violet’s), Mrs Keeble (Barry’s mother), Violet who lived at the Webbs (according to 1946 electoral register, Violet J M Denney lived at 37 Rickstones Road with Edward E A K Webb and Julia E Webb).

RefM2074
Date takenMay 1945
SourceBraintree District Museum.
Manor Street, Braintree
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Posted on Full size 2560 × 1249

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