Following on from Joan Irwin’s memorable pictures of the Milton Locks mudlarks, today we have two more photos from her collection.
They both show residents from the Milton village (as it was called then) area of Portsmouth.
Some of the faces are the same in both pictures and Joan thinks they might both have been taken within a few months.
Above we see a street party in full swing outside The Old Oyster House pub at the end of Locksway Road.
Joan says it was a VE (Victory in Europe) Day party which would have been in May 1945.
However, the second picture, this time taken in the grounds of St James’s Hospital, Milton, she believes was a gathering to mark VJ (Victory over Japan) Day in August 1945.
Anyway, they’re both lovely pictures and how many of you can recognise relatives?