Air raid sirens at a street party to remember

The women in uniform at the VE Day Street Party at Silvia Way, Fleetwood
The women in uniform at the VE Day Street Party at Silvia Way, Fleetwood
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Neighbours threw a street party to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Residents in Silvia Way, Fleetwood, stepped back in time with music from the era, wartime costumes and traditional street party food to celebrate the special day.

VE Day Street Party at Silvia Way, Fleetwood

VE Day Street Party at Silvia Way, Fleetwood

It’s not the first time the residents in the quiet cul-de-sac have held a street party, they’ve done it several times before, but they say this one was by far the best.

Organiser Nicola Makin said: “It was absolutely fantastic. There were at least 80 people there because 
everyone invited their families along, too.

“We had 1940s music and the sound of the air raid sirens.

“It brought a lot of memories back for the older ones, they were quite emotional. The children had a great time as well.

Reach for the skies. Jeff Jackson and Lee Makin enjoying the VE Day Street Party at Silvia Way, Fleetwood

Reach for the skies. Jeff Jackson and Lee Makin enjoying the VE Day Street Party at Silvia Way, Fleetwood

“We are a close knit street but it was good to actually sit down and talk to each other and find out what everyone’s been up to.”