Send us your Melton photos and memories of VE Day

We will be running a special feature in next week’s Melton Times in the run-up to the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

By Nick Rennie
Thursday, 30th April 2020, 4:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th April 2020, 5:22 pm
The view down a packed Burton Street, Melton, in 1945 as crowds rejoice at a victory parade to celebrate VE Day at the end of the Second World War EMN-200430-164327001
The view down a packed Burton Street, Melton, in 1945 as crowds rejoice at a victory parade to celebrate VE Day at the end of the Second World War EMN-200430-164327001

Do you have any memories of that momentous day, on May 8, 1945, when Victory in Europe was confirmed at the end of the Second World War?

Do you have any photos of family members enjoying street parties or celebrating that momentous day in Melton or one of the surrounding villages?

We would like to hear from residents of the Melton borough who remember what that day was like or from families who have treasured photos handed down through the generations of street parties or other celebrations.

May 8 will be the 75th anniversary of VE Day, when victory was declared in europe for the Allies at the end of the Second World War EMN-200430-163838001

Send your photos or written family memories via email to [email protected] and we will publish them in the paper as part of the feature next week.