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"V.E." Celebrations

The war is over at last and Victory in Europe Day is celebrated on 8/5/1945 at the Iles home in Heathwood Road, Cardiff, and with parties in Heathway and Albert Street.

Amateur film 1945 11 mins Silent

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The war is over and on Victory in Europe Day - 8/5/1945 - people are ready to celebrate. The Iles family share champagne and cigarettes with friends in the front garden of their home in Heathwood Road, Cardiff, and children party in Heathway and Albert Street, a piano dragged outside providing a musical accompaniment to the merry-making. Bonfires and neon lights light up the dark, putting paid to the black-out of the war years.