LOOKING BACK - October 30 edition

VE Day 1945
VE Day 1945

Rugby’s VE Day parade, May 1945

Thank you to David Boult for this wonderful picture of Rugby’s Victory in Europe Day Parade on May 13, 1945.

David got in touch after recognising his late aunt, Hilda Draper, in the postal delivery ladies’ picture in our October 2 edition. She later married Fred Morgan, who was a keen amateur photographer and he took these pictures of the celebrations in Market Place. They were taken from his aunt’s house, one of the old Lawrence Sheriff Almshouses. David says he remembers going into this house, but with such small windows it did seem very dark and gloomy inside. He recalls it also had a very large fireplace.