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Abbey Road, Pilton, Street Party for V-J (Victory over Japan) Day August 1945


To celebrate victory over the Japanese in 1945, following the explosions of 6th and 9th August 1945, when the United States dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, V-J Day or Victory over Japan Day, was celebrated in the United Kingdom on 15th August.

This picture shows a street party held on Abbey Road, which at the time was a cul-de-sac. The second page of the pdf file gives the names of those attendees who have been identified: Mr Norman, Mr Dummet, Alan Collins, Dennis Rook, Mrs Dennis, Mr and Mrs Stribling, Mrs Dummet, Margaret Perkins, Jill Nichols, Phyllis Lake, Joan Taylor, Roger Nichols, Mrs Frayne, Mr Stone, Mrs Bell, Mrs Cann, Mrs Heppenstall, Mrs Fry, Mrs Nichols, Fry Twins and Richard Cann.

Thanks to Joan and Janet Coates for this photograph. The thumbnail shows Abbey Road in 2012.

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