VE Day anniversary: Remembering those missing the celebration
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For Annie Moore, then 26, the celebrations of VE Day were tinged with the memory of those that had lost their lives in the fighting.
“It was a happy day but a sad one as well,” she said.
“We knew that there was a lot of people that weren’t going to come home, or had been killed during the bombing.”
In 1945, Annie was a young mother living in the now non-existent Albion Street, off Barking Road, East Ham.
“There were parties going on in the streets for a couple of days,” she said.
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“We were on rations but people put whatever they had together to provide food.”
“I didn’t go up to the West End but a lot of people did.”
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