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Victory in Japan day children's tea party in Swavesey. Chilsren's VE and VJ Day parties

A few weeks after Victory in Europe (V.E.) Day another childrens tea party to mark the Victory in Japan day celebrations was organised by the same group in the National School playground. The occasion was again made a public holiday. The Memorial Hall was being used as classrooms for the senior children so it was not available for these sort of events. During the war the ladies of the village organised working parties to preserve fruit and vegetables, some of which was used on this sort of occasion. Some of the older men in the village spent their spare time making toys for children with fathers away in the forces. J.S.