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V.E. Day Party near the Council Houses in Dawes Lane. The party was in the field to the east of Brierley Hall, where Mary Smith (Crisp) was born. Mary says she was 2 at the time but was crying so was not in the picture. There was a big bonfire in the field which went on for days. The party was organised by Vic Quigley, photograph taken by Jane.
1. Back Row 1. Shirley Lee (Greenleaf), 2. Peter Watsham, 3. Ray Coppin, 4. Tony Watsham, 5. Colin Benns, 6. Hughie Farthing, 7. John Benns
With thanks to Real Mersea Locals on Facebook 5 May 2020, where Chloe Mole posted a similar photograph of the party. The photograph has a title on a blackboard - Victory Day Street Party. There is no agreement yet on the date for this !
Photo: Mersea Museum - Mary Crisp Collection
Image ID CRI_001
Category 1 Families-->Green
This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.