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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

 

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.

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?

 

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