Kents Hill Road Celebrates VE Day

A Local Celebration

VE Day (Victory in Europe) – Tuesday 8th May 1945

A Yellow Advertiser newspaper cutting dated 19th May 1995, tells the story of a lady by the name of Edna Batchford who found a forgotten snap on the top of her wardrobe.  Mrs Batchford remembers the party, which she says was paid for by the Layzell family, who owned a ironmongers shop in the nearby London Road.


After the publication of the  photo, the newspaper recalls there was an ‘overwhelming response from readers’.  A further photo was printed in the following edition.

All the photos below were also taken at the same event.

VE Day Street Party - Kents Hill Road, Benfleet
Yellow Advertiser - from the collection of Alice Chafer
VE Day Street Party - Kents Hill Road, Benfleet
Yellow Advertiser - from the collection of Alice Chafer
VE Day Street Party - Kents Hill Road, Benfleet
From the collection of Alice Chafer
VE Day Street Party - Kents Hill Road, Benfleet
From the collection of Alice Chafer
VE Day Street Party - Kents Hill Road, Benfleet
From the collection of Alice Chafer

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