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Search Aspect ( street party )
Location - Leeds & District

Midgley Place, VE Street Party. (Woodhouse) (4 comments)
Black & White image1945. Image shows the residents of Midgley Place posing for the camera at their celebration of VE Day, when a party was held in the street. The children are seated at tables arranged in a line across the width of the street, where a party tea is laid out. The mothers and carers are standing behind the children wearing their best dresses, some waving Union Jacks. A washing line strung across the street holds more Union Jacks and 'V's' for Victory. Mrs Owen is the lady on the extreme left. There are 6 boys seated behind the tables, the four in the middle are named, from left to right, Peter Poulter, Neville Owen, Keith Owen and Colin Desmond. Bobby Gossom, wearing a white shirt is seated at the right-hand end of the tables. On the front row, fourth from the right in a light coloured dress is Eveline Owen. At the extreme right of the front row is Terry Wormald, and, next to him, is Joyce Gossom. The two boys together on the left of the front row are two brothers who were evacuees from London lodging with the Desmond family.
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Oak Estate, street party (Garforth)
Black & White image1953. View showing residents of the Oak Estate (possibly Oak Avenue) enjoying a street party to celebrate the cornonation of Queen Elizabeth II. Children are seated at a long table and adults are gathered around. Photograph courtesy of Stuart Clark.
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South Parade, street party (Morley)
Black & White imageMay 1900. This street party on South Parade off Middleton Road, Morley, was held in May 1900 to celebrate the Relief of Mafeking in the Boer War in South Africa. The effigies hung up on the clothes line are of Stephanus Kruger and his wife. The President of the Boer Republic (Transvaal and Orange Free State) was particulary vilified in Britain as the British army was finding it hard going in South Africa. Most of the people on the picture are children and youths. At the centre of the front line is a boy holding a smaller boy on the collar. The younger one of these later became manager of Morley Co-op - Samuel G. Priestley. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Street Party, Gillroyd Terrace, junction of Wide Lane and Middleton Road (Morley)
Black & White image1945. Street Party to celebrate the end of the Second World War. A large group of men, women and children can be seen on Gillroyd Terrace at the junction of Wide Lane.
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Victory Celebration, Street Party, Beaufort Place (Sheepscar)
Black & White image1945. This is one of many street parties held to celebrate VE and VJ days. Communities pooled their resources to organise these celebrations, with particular attention to the needs of the children. Tables were set up in the streets (traffic would not have been a problem then), chairs brought out for the young. Most of the decorations hats and bunting would have been home made. On the tables here are a trifle and plates of buns and cake, made with carefully hoarded rations. Ingredients for baking such as sugar and dried fruit became luxury items during the war, most children would have been delighted by the selection on offer! After tea, the parties continued with races and games, the adults enjoying themselves later when the youngest children were in bed. Music was provided by records played on wind-up gramophones or a piano brought out into the street. Celebration drinks were consumed, in many streets a bonfire would be lit giving great pleasure after the unlit streets of the blackout. This is thought to be Beaufort Place off Roundhay Road.
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