26 May 2015

26th May 1945: Victory tea, dancing in the streets

26 Sat. Very cool, rain till 4 p.m. then a little finer for a short while. Cycled to N. Cheam to buy fish. Also bought vegetables locally. In afternoon to Morden to buy haricot beans and dried peas. Tried vainly to buy a cake. Got accumulators and bought prepared canvas to repair cycle tyre. The Chestnut Rd. Victory children’s tea to-day. Tea was served in the Salvation Army Hall and children’s races held in the road. At night the road was gay with coloured lights and bright lights hung above the road while people danced to a piano and an accordion. I did not go to see, but a platform was erected as if a concert was going to be held.

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