VE Day anniversary: Remembering those missing the celebration

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 May 2015

Annie Moore, 96, who was a young mother living in East Ham in 1945

Annie Moore, 96, who was a young mother living in East Ham in 1945


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.

“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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