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Old School House, Shirebrook,
c 1920's-30's ?
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(Note the lack of young men and fathers who would still be away at the fighting front.) The location of this party was on land which was later used to build Kissing Gate Centre and grounds. The celebration was for Victory in Europe at the end of the Second World War. On the 7th May l945 Germany surrendered and the 8th May was declared VE day. The war did not end completely though until victory over Japan. VJ Day is 15 August 1945.