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"VE Day caused great celebration in Harrow. Store cupboards were raided for treats and we had a big party in the street"

To celebrate VE Day, We're sharing aspects of our VE Day in Harrow exhibition, titled 'Peace at Last: Victory Days in Harrow' which was meant to open this May but will now open in July 2020. We have also commissioned lots of other activities and resources to mark the occasion below: 

 
 

'Peace at Last: Victory Days in Harrow' - Trailer 

We commissioned this film for our upcoming exhibition on VE Day to celebration the 75th Anniversary. The full feature film will be released in July 2020 when our exhibition opens at the Museum.

 
 

WWII Music From Harrow 

We are delighted that we will be playing tracks from 'Fighter Command and the Battle for Britain' CD in our Victory Day exhibition, featuring the local Tonic Choir. 

 
 

VE Day Makeup & Hair Tutorial 

Acheive a VE Day inspired look with a  tutorial by JoannaSophiaMUA. Join her as she takes you through the look step by step. 

 
 

Postcards From The Past

The memories of VE day from Harrow residents. Follow the pin below to see more postcards in our virtual VE exhibition!

 
 

'Peace at Last' Book Preview 

We're so excited to share extracts from the new book we have commissioned which highlights local stories of VE Day and WWII in Harrow, London. This book will be on display in our exhibition which opens in July 2020. More details to come!

 
 

Let's Talk - Oral History From Home 

People's memories can provide great insights into parts of history that might otherwise be forgotten, as thoughts and feelings are very difficult to uncover through objects. Whilst we're all stuck inside, why not try and interview a family member or friend about thier memories of WW11 over the phone?

A Brief Guide to Oral History
 
 

Family Activities

Create Your Own Street Party + Competition

Follow our step by step guide on planning your very own street party celebration from the safety of your home! Plus, be in with a chance of winning an Amazon voucher and a Moat Café Voucher with our VE Day bunting competition. 

VE Day Family Activity & Competition

WW11 inspired word search!


Dig for Victory Garden Activity

The ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign was set up during WWII by the British Ministry of Agriculture. Everyone was encouraged to grow their own food and we are encourging you to do the same. 

Dig for Victory Activity
 
 

WWII Book Recommendations

Recommended reads by Harrow Council Library Staff on themes of V-E Day and WWII. To find out more about Harrow Libraries visit here.

 
 

Marking VJ Day with Voices of War at The Imperial War Museum

Voices of War is marking the 75th anniversaries of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on 6 August, the bomb on Nagasaki on 9 August and the official end of the Second World War on 15 August, which was recognised as VJ Day by the allied nations.

By listening to Voices of War, people can reflect on these momentous events in modern history through the experiences of those who were there, including; a Japanese school mistress who was living and working in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped; British, Australian, Indian and Chinese prisoners of war; and servicemen and women from all over the world, including the Seychelles and Mauritius.

The content on each of the URL’s will not be seen until the page goes live on the designated date.

Voices of War: Hiroshima - https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/voices-of-war/hiroshima (live from 4 August)

Voices of War: Nagasaki - https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/voices-of-war/nagasaki (live from 7 August)

Voices of War: VJ Day - https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/voices-of-war/vj-day (live from 13 August)

Share your memories and thoughts with IWM using #Victory75 on social media.

 
 

EXPLORE OUR VIRTUAL EXHIBITION!

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