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Brander Mount, V.E. Day Street Party

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Brander Mount, V.E. Day Street Party
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1945. Image shows a street party underway in Brander Mount in celebration of V.E. Day. Most of the children are seated at tables arranged in a long line in the road, and many are wearing party hats. The adult residents have clubbed together to provide a party tea for everyone. Musical entertainment is being contributed by a young woman with an accordian, seen towards the left. Among the residents of Brander Mount are Alice and Alf Whitehead of number 85, and their grandson, Les Deighton. A woman is holidng up a V for victory sign and she is thought to be Betty Douglas. The lady in the foreground, kneeling, in floral apron and holding a baby, is believed to be Mrs. Chapman. Other names include Steven and Frank Chapman, Ricky Mitchell, Alec Murphy and a family called Brady. Image and information courtesy of L.W. Deighton.

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Les Deighton

Comment:
I also remember Mr Craven who went round on his horse and cart selling wooden chips to start the house fire,also if I remember there was a family called the Braithwaites.

Date:
23-Feb-2010

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Keyholekate

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People just dont have this sense of community now.What a shame as the old days always seem to be the best. Thing is people were so much poorer then but look at the girl on the accordian. . .bet they had a right knees up when the war ended.

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25-Feb-2010

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andrew batt

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which one is you les

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31-Jul-2010

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diane bell nee harrison

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yes the lady holding the V sign is betty douglas! she is my mother i also have a sister sylvia. my mother married eric harrison who was our father we lived at number 72. mr whitehead used to look after us after school he had snowy white hair and seemed very tall!mrs whitehead showed us how to make rag rugs we remember mr foster(bunny),dick turpin's mr wheelan and the chippy!

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17-Nov-2010

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Les Deighton

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Hello Diane, Mr Whitehead was my Grandfather,I remember him looking after two little girls.your Mother was my Auntie Ada's bridesmaid,I also remember your Uncle Tommy and vaguely your Uncle Leslie.

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06-Aug-2011

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Veronica Lewis nee {Howley]

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I lived around the corner from Brander Mount in South Farm Crescent. My mother was Anne Howley,my brother Tommy,sisters Margaret and Catherine.I wonder if any of us are on the photo. I would have only been 3 at the time but I remember Chapmans,Brady's,Whiteheads,Braithwaites.My brother and sisters would remember more. Wonderful memories.No body had the money but we were all so happy what with playing out and going to the pictures etc.

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08-Aug-2011

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sylvia

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hello Les we have a photo of my mum as a bridesmaiad it could be your aunt Ada unfortunately my mum died 2years ago so cannot find out I will ask Diane if she knows Uncle Lesley went to live in Canada about 50years ago he also died and uncle Tommy!only uncle Alec left now. there was also Vera and Stan big families in those days!

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31-Aug-2011

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Les Deighton

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Hello Sylvia, I think either me or my sister has a photo of my Aunty Ada's wedding with your mother has bridesmaid,my aunty Ada is still with us we were trying to work out how old she would be and we think she would be about 87yrs old. I will try and find it and scan it for you if I can get it to you.

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04-Sep-2011

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Sylvia

Comment:
hi Les I bet it is the same picture. I don`t have a scanner but my nephew does.We live in bridlington now. Do you remember Peter Davison? His parents delivered coal,first on horse and carts and then they got 2 wagons well he has a hotel in Bridlington and he is the secretary of the guest house assosiation in Bridlington small world isn`t it?

Date:
07-Sep-2011

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Les Deighton

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Hello Sylvia, As I have mentioned before about the man that used to deliver bundles of wood chips to get the fire going he used to live at the end of Brander Mount,I do'nt remember his name but he had something wrong with his chin it was always sore,this could be this Peter Davisons Father. I left Brander Mount in 1947 when my Father came back from the war,we went to live in Amberton Cres.

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12-Oct-2011

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Peter Davison

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Hi Les, The gentleman who had something wrong with his chin was my granddad,my dads dad he had a cancerous growth (caused by a kick from his horse) which they tried to removed but sadly he passed away in hospital. The house where he lived was at the end on brander mount(possibly 109 not too sure) which was taken over by his youngest son Earnest and he and my Nana (Margaret)(we had to call her Nana or she would not answer you) went to live in the flats at the bottom end of brander mount close to brander road. My Dad Thomas Davison and his two younger brothers Jack and Ernie did indeed deliver coal around the Gipton area sadly all three have now passed away. although I lived at 162 Brander Road from 1953 to 1973ish,I remember spending many an happy hour playing on brander mount with my cousins Geoffrey, Graham and Linda Davison Ernie's children also my cousins Bobby,Keith and the twins Christine and Jacqueline Davison Jacks kids and lastly my sister Diane Myself and brother John Davison. we all went to Wykebeck school and then on to coldcoates sec mod. i have some brilliant memories from my time on the Gipton estate and find this site is bringing alot of them back.

Date:
01-Jul-2012

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Dot Langley

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Hi Everyone Its Dot Langley here, I lived at number 83 with my Mam & Dad, Dot and Ken Langley, Brother Trevor, Sister Pat who sadly passed in 2010 and uncle George. Mr & Mrs Whitehead lived next door Alice helped to deliver me when I was born. My oldest and best friend Anne Kennedy lived at number 80 we still keep in touch. I remember all the ones what are named. Does anyone know who the lady is with dark hair stood next to the woman playing the accordian, I think it could be my mother.

Date:
17-Jan-2013

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Brian Marshall

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I am the small fair-haired child stood with my mother, Mary Ann Marshall nee Ryan,behind & to the right of the accordian player.

Date:
04-Feb-2013

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Brian Marshall

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In addition to my last copmment I'd like to add that myself and my mother (Mary Ann Marshall)lived with my grandmother, Laura Ryan, at no. 115 Brander Mount. Almost opposite the Chapman family.

Date:
05-Feb-2013

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Les Deighton

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Hello Dot, I remember your Mother and Father and Trevor when I lived with my Grandmother,when my Grandmother moved to her flat in South Farm Road your Father used to bring his rent to her so she could take it to the rent office.i also remember you as a little girl.

Date:
16-Feb-2013

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Pat Judge (nee Carter)

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I know I'm on the photo (aged 14) but I can't see where. I lived at No.107 Brander Mount with my brother Billy and my sisters Eileen and Norah. Our parents were Bill & Jennie Carter. We lived next door to Davisons on one side (No.109), and a family called Ryan on the other. My sister Eileen was a big mate of Anne Kennedy. The girl with the ringlets playing the accordian is Joan Page (possibly spelt Paige). She lived next door to Endicotts. After hearing Joan playing the accordian that day, people used to hire and pay her to play at other functions. I married Bernard Judge, who lived on Coldcotes View.

Date:
21-Mar-2013

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diane and sylvia harrison

Comment:
hi Dot its good to read your memories! We remember you very well, our mum made your sister Pat`s wedding dress and we think also bridesmaid dresses. Last time Diane saw Anne Kennedy was when Diane had just had her first child 42yrs ago! ask Anne if she still remembers and also does anyone see Adriene Bichard? we had great fun playing in the street kick out can, skipping,etc. We remember the Brophies moving into Mr &Mrs Whiteheads Diane was friends with Marlene and I was friends with Barbara me and Barbara used to love horses and went to a riding school on the black hills just off York Road. we live in Bridlington now and see Peter Davison often as he has a guest house here. Do you still live in Leeds ? We both work for Chiltern Mills which is on the Promenade if anyone is ever passing our way drop in!!!!!

Date:
22-Apr-2013

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Les Deighton

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Hello Peter, We're did I get the name Craven from for your Granddad,did you know any of the lads I named Steve and Frank Chapman Ricky Mitchell. Of course I will not have known you as we left my Grandmothers in 1947,we moved over to Amberton Crescent.

Date:
18-May-2013

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Lwd42@hotmail.com

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Karen

Comment:
Just come across this site my mum Edith Johnson lived on brander mount I'm not sure she on this photo if she is could any one please point her out to me thanks Karen

Date:
26-Aug-2013

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Beryl Melia nee Hazlegrave

Comment:
I was born at 78 Brander Mount in 1946 and my mother is the 5th lady from Joan Page the accordion player.My dad is also in the picture the bald headed man at the back on the right of the picture. I went to Wykebeck school and I was friends with Dorothy Langley, Helen Mitchell Pauline Brady, Paul Hudson, I remember the Braithwait's, Kennedy's Chapman's and the Whiteheads

Date:
12-Aug-2014

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Beryl Melia

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I lived next door to Mrs Kennedy and Helen Mitchel was a good friend I have lost track of you all, I think Helen went to live in York when she left school at 15.

Date:
13-Aug-2014

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