Redbridge residents celebrate VE Day 75th anniversary
PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 May 2020 | UPDATED: 16:02 12 May 2020
Residents across Redbridge celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day in style.
People have sent us photos showing how they marked the milestone on Friday (May 8), commemorating the end of the Second World War.
Despite the coronavirus outbreak restricting any large gatherings, the borough’s residents managed to hold street parties while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
The day’s events included Fairlop historian David Martin playing the all clear air raid siren in Hanover Gardens, following two minutes of silence.
Thanks to a loudspeaker the siren was heard three streets away.
Following that David played Caliban’s Dream from the London 2012 Olympic Games.
David and Norman Hagger, who are both survivors from a VE Day celebration had their picture taken, standing two metres apart.
David said: “We plan to have a photo taken as in 1945 and a street party after Covid-19 is no more.”
In South Woodford fitness instructor Karen Smith held a wartime workout from her doorstep.
Karen’s neighbours exercised on the street in Crescent Road to pop music from the 1940s.
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