Following on the post about the Big Lunch and local street parties, here are a couple of photographs recording popular celebrations in our history. Above you can see a street party in Saxon Road to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee in 1977.
And below is a photo of a street party in nearby Chapel Road which is presumed to be a worthy celebration for VE Day in 1945. Look closely and you’ll notice the children are making the two-fingered peace sign. What’s that thing in the background with the letter H on it, anyone know?