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Search Aspect (Victory Announcement )
Location - Leeds & District

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Victory Announcement (City Centre)
Black & White image9th May 1945. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Charles Walker reading out the announcement of the end of the war in Europe. This was followed by a short service of prayer, led by Vicar of Leeds Arthur Stretton Reeve MA.
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Victory Announcement, VJ Day (City Centre)
Black & White image15th August 1945. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Charles Walker stands at a podium draped with the Union Jack flag. He is reading the announcement of the Japanese surrender, bringing an end to the hostilities of the 1939-45 war. The Town Clerk (in short wig) is on his left, then the Leeds Mace held by the mace-bearer.
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