VE Day 2020: Clitheroe reader shares memories of celebrations held in 1945

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The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times' readers are sharing memories of Victory in Europe Day 1945 ahead of its 75th anniversary.

The early May Bank Holiday has been put back to Friday (May 8th) this year to coincide with the day when fighting against Nazi Germany ended in Europe in the Second World War.

Street parties and various other celebratory events had been planned to commemorate the anniversary, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents in the Ribble Valley will now be holding their own little garden parties.

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Clitheroe reader, Roger Green, shares his memories of the special day. He said: "My sister came across this photo of VE day in 1945, which has our dad and we believe our aunty pictured. My sister wrote this to go with it 'This photo was taken on VE day 1945. Our dad, Jack Green aged eight years and eight months is at the front and his sister Sheila Mullins (nee Green) aged 12 years is at the back. They also had a brother Derrick Green, but he isn't in the photo. We believe this may be Salthill Road as our grandparents Fred and Ellen Green; lived at 28 Salthill Road, Clitheroe.'