Peace Parties

I was getting married that year, so I wasn’t really bothered about the war!

I was still working before I got married and we went to Saltwell Park.  The police took two vans there and they were training you how to go through a gas chamber.  We just walked through.  I was getting married that year, so I wasn’t really bothered about the war!

When the war finished peace parties were held on school fields.  I lived beside Chester Place School where there was a little green.  The reserves would stand on the gate and watch for people.  I remember my mother making jellies in big glass dishes and all that sort of stuff.  I remember someone giving me a Union Jack when the war was over to celebrate.

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