Harlow marks VE Day

Communities / Tue 12th May 2015 at 09:22am

VE Day LeahHARLOW celebrated the end of the Second World War on Friday 8 May 2015 with a celebration at the Leah Manning Centre.

The Leah Manning Centre’s street-themed party to mark VE Day was attended by around 50 people and was arranged by Council staff and Age Concern Harlow as a joint celebration.

A quiz and raffle were held along with a sing-a-long followed by a buffet lunch. One of the centre’s regular users, Gwynith Edwards-Smith, also celebrated her 85th Birthday on VE Day making it a double celebration.

The Leah Manning Centre, which has been run by Harlow Council for some 35 years, provides specialist day care for older people.

A Council spokesperson said: “The Leah Manning Centre and Age Concern’s street party gave some of the town’s older residents the chance to celebrate this significant historic event together, just like millions of people did in May 1945 when the whole country celebrated the end of the Second World War in Europe after six long years.”

In addition to the party, Harlow Council observed a two-minute silence outside the Civic Centre to commemorate those who gave their lives during the conflict.

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