Put out those flags and wear a smile – war’s over

Oh let us be joyful ' residents of Lucknow Road, Fratton, at their VE Day knees-up
Oh let us be joyful ' residents of Lucknow Road, Fratton, at their VE Day knees-up
The Rampant at the ramparts of Portchester Castle in 1967. L to r: Peter Richardson (aka Ritchie Peters  they turned his name around) vocals, Ron Hughes guitar, Ken Hughes (his brother) drums, Don Golding bass, Mick Cooper Hammond organ.

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Clowns, extravagant paper hats, fancy dress, Union Flags but, most of all, beaming faces.

They were the smiles that finally showed, after nearly six long years, that the Second World War in Europe was at an end.

The cheers of a clown at the VE Day street party at Lucknow Road, Fratton

The cheers of a clown at the VE Day street party at Lucknow Road, Fratton

Henry Wannerton wanted to share with readers these three joyful photographs of the VE Day street party in Lucknow Street, Fratton, Portsmouth.

How many of you recognise yourselves or relatives?