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8 May 1945 marks the formal celebration of the Allies' victory in Europe during World War II, known as V E (Victory in Europe) Day. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and King George VI wanted Monday 7 May to be VE Day, but in the event, bowing to American wishes, victory was celebrated on 8 May. Seated at the head of the table is Joe Collier a soldier back from the war. The lady front left is Kath Potter with her baby Keith seated in a high chair. The first 'youth' on the right is Geoff Broughton and the second one is Don Green.