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Hundreds enjoy 1940s street party

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 June 2015

John Glew, John and Barbara Britton, Revd Ann Sargeant and Angela Neale.

John Glew, John and Barbara Britton, Revd Ann Sargeant and Angela Neale.


The 1940s returned to Long Ashton on Sunday as hundreds of people turned out for a VE Day street party.

About 600 partygoers celebrated in Church Lane by dressing up in clothing from the era and enjoying a historical tour of All Saints Church and its tower, where 50 teddy bears were sent parachuting down to the ground.

Prizes were also given out to fancy dress and raffle winners, with first prize receiving a balloon ride at the Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court in August.

Guests enjoyed performances from three choirs while cream tea and cake was served in the lane alongside a barbecue.

The evening finished with beer and hymns at The Angel Inn in Long Ashton Road.

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