Following Nazi Germany signing the act of military surrender in Berlin on 8 May 1945, celebrations erupted throughout Europe and North America. In the United Kingdom, over a million people took to the streets to celebrate the end of almost six years of total war. Street parties were held in every corner of Chingford, Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone with people singing and dancing into the night. Through historic photographs held in the Vestry House Museum photo archive, this digital exhibition reveals how Waltham Forest celebrated Victory in Europe. Please click on an image to enlarge it and see the caption.
VE Day Family Activities
- Find out more about VE Day and test your knowledge with our VE Day family fact sheet and quiz.
- Celebrate VE Day 75: make paper bunting for your own VE Day party
- Remember VE Day heroes young and old: listen to some poems specially chosen for children and adults