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Local Memories of VE Day

Memories of celebrations in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. If you've got memories of local VE Day celebrations you'd like to share, send them to us so we can include them here.

Rev Charles Meachin's Memories

Memories from 3 September 1939 by Poole's oldest living mayor the Rev. Charles Meachin and his reflections on what we can still learn from today.

Society for Poole's Wartime heritage of Poole

Local celebrations marked the occasion with a bang: sirens were sounded, rockets were fired and bonfires blazed. Festivities included street parties, tug of war, football and dancing in the park.