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Call for Second World War photos for 75th anniversary of VE Day

David Lee

Call for Second World War photos for 75th anniversary of VE Day

The council is on the hunt for photos of Slough and its residents during the Second World War to form part of celebrations of the 75th anniversary of VE Day in May.

Slough High Street and Town Square will host a range of activities on the weekend of May 9 and 10 to celebrate 75 years since guns fell silent across Europe.

A 1940s tank and jeeps, along with fun fair games of the time, bunting, children’s activities, a ‘ration book’ trail and more are all part of the celebrations but the council wants a banner filled with photos of Slough during the war to take pride of place.

So now residents are being asked to search photo albums or boxes in the loft to find those photos of themselves, their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends or just the town as a whole from WWII to help create the banner.

Councillor Balvinder S Bains (Lab, Upton), cabinet member for inclusive growth and skills, said: “We are proud to be taking part in national celebrations on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, but we are more proud of the contribution Slough, and its residents of the time, made to the war effort which led to that victory.

“Even if you are a resident now but weren’t then and you or your family contributed to the Allied effort in the Second World War please send us your photos so we can honour those who made that victory possible.”

Anyone with photos should email them to communications@slough.gov.uk or if you have photographs as a print that need to be made digital to take part, call events on 01753 875194 to arrange assistance.

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    16:12, 05 February 2020

    We are still awaiting a first world war statue to go back up in Slough High Street. You can't say you haven't got any money after spending over £40 million on a new vanity office building for yourselves, so what's the real reason you have not replaced it yet ? Looking forward to seeing a large war memorial in Slough High street featuring large statues of British soldiers. Symbolism is important as is the covenant.

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