Aireborough Historical Society

VJ Day Celebrations 1945

VJ Day Celebrations
Date August 1945
Location Prospect Street, Rawdon.
Photo ID R130
VJ Day Celebrations - 1945
A party to celebrate Victory in Japan, the final end to the conflict of World war 2. 
Photo ID    K22
VE Day or VJ Day Celebrations - 1945
A party to celebrate either VE Day or VJ Day.
The three children standing in the middle appear to be the winners of a fancy dress competition.
Jean Dean (nee Luty) has supplied us with the names to accompany this photograph: 
Mrs W Luty, Jean ?, Harold ?, Frank ?, Mrs Clark, daughter Winifred, Nancy ?, Barbara Shannon, Doris Snow, Arnold Hesp, Audrey Lupton, Mrs Waterworth, Margaret ?, Peter ?, David ?, Barry ?, Brian Stead, Peter Robinson, Gwennie Long, Mrs Kaye & Eileen, John Yeadon, Bellerby sisters, Nancy & Winnie, Mrs Lawson & sister, Mary Bickerdyke.
Photo ID    C082
VJ Day Celebrations - 1945 
29th September 1945, Little London.
Celebration for children who lived in the Little London area to mark the final chapter of World War 2, VJ Day (Victory in Japan)
On the left a boy rides a donkey, women and older boys are with the children

Photo ID    FB180
VJ Day Celebrations Batter Lane - 1945
29th September 1945 - Eileen Illingworth is the girl at the front wearing a white dress.  Her sister Shirley is standing partly behind her and the girl in the Union Jack costume.  Joan illingworth is sitting next to the Union Jack child wearing a cowboy hat.  Rawdon Littlemoor School is in the background.
Donated by Angela Clark. 

Photo ID    M132
Canada Road Street Party - 1945
A street party to celebrate the end of the second World War, children sat at the tables surrounded by adults.  In the centre is a man in uniform festooned with streamers and wearing a straw hat.  On the left is a lamp post with war time black-out markings. 

Photo ID    PU112
Hillcrest Estate VJ Party - 1945
27th October 1945 - A party to celebrate Victory Over Japan Day, the children seen are wearing fancy dress, names supplied by the donor Barbara Hayes:
Back row left to right:  Jim Wilkinson, Tony Hall, Geoffrey Dennison, David Wilson, Sheila Hartley,  ?  Margaret Hayes, Barbara Hayes and Shirley Richardson. 
Middle row left to right:  Jean Richardson, David Jackson, Christine Cater, Robin Lock,  ?   ?   ? Jordan  ?,   ?   ?
Front row left to right:  ?   ?   Gordon Farrar,  ?  Pat Cater, Broadhead, Hilary Teale,  ?  Pauline Cater.

Previous Comments:
Re R130


The young girl on the right leaning over is Ruth Carter, and the older girl with dark hair the fifth on the right I think is Ruth Cottle,

03 October 2013
Re K22


The people in this picture are from North Street, Derby Road, Gladstone Street and Littlemoor, the three girls in costume are Margaret Sunderland Victory Queen, Maureen Thomas and Shirley Lawson.

03 June 2013


My mum, Brenda Howlett (now Thompson) is on the front row - third from the left in the fairy dress.

07 June 2013
Re M132


On the left of the table front is Jean Dunwell with her brother, her mother is the taller lady behind without hat, the next boy further back is called Flesher, the lady with the turban is Betty ?,the tall lady at the back smiling is Mary Riley and in front of her with curly hair is Mrs. Airton, on the right at the front is Ken Norris, further back the girl with the dark hair is Mary Hattersley, George her brother is opposite peeping through and her friend Pat Hardaker is standing behind her

28 July 2013

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 04 February 2021.
Last updated: 04 February 2021. 


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