Best pinnies and suits on for a VE Day street party

The VE Day street party in Ridge Street, Landport, in May 1945

The VE Day street party in Ridge Street, Landport, in May 1945

The picturesque cottages that once sat behind the original Coach and Horses pub at Hilsea, Portsmouth.

Quaint old farm cottages were behind Coach and Horses pub

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The men are suited and booted. The women are wearing their best pinnies, of course. And it looks as though fresh jugs of squash have just arrived.

This was the VE Day street party in old Ridge Street, Landport, Portsmouth, in May 1945, with the houses on the right built with those distinctive alternating-coloured bricks. The street no longer exists.

The picture comes from the collection of Peter Warren, of Moorings Way, Milton, Portsmouth, who wonders if you can put names to faces?

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