Thurrock celebrates the 75th anniversary of VE Day

THE PEOPLE of Thurrock have come together today to celebrate Victory in Europe Day.

We will be adding to this collection of photographs and videos throughout the day.

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Good to see our friends on Broxburn Drive, South Ockendon including our blogger Mr Peter Perrin, who remembers VE Day very well.

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Rushley Close, Grays

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Worcester Close getting ready for VE Day celebrations, video courtesy of Colin Pluck of Stanford-le-Hope

Amanda Sweeney posted this moving video on Facebook of her father Tony Clarke paying his respects at 11am today with The Last Post and Reveille.

Matt Hale, from Grays Thurrock, took these impressive photos of the red arrows today.

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Caldwell Road, Stanford-le-Hope – Photos courtesy of Ken and Claire Conway.

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Ken and Claire Conway

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Councillor Shane Ralph, Stanford East and Corringham Town (SECT) Ward, shared the video below entitled: “We’ll meet again – SS17”

Cllr Shane Ralph said: “It was great to see such great community spirit.”

Cllr Shane Ralph also shared a collection of photos of SECT residents celebrating VE Day – here are a few of them:

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On Conrad Road in Stanford-le-Hope, residents were treated to a special performance from professional singer Charlotte Inglis (pictured below)

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WATCH the video of Charlotte’s performance, filmed by Stanford-le-Hope resident Chloe Mills, by clicking here.

Diamond Close, Chafford Hundred

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