Preston Magazine: How Preston turned out for VE Day proclamation and nothing happened

Posted on - 1st June, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Nostalgia
Street party in Scott Street in 1945

Street party in Scott Street in 1945

How Preston turned out for a non-existent VE Day celebration in 1945 is revealed in the latest Preston history magazine.


The Preston Magazine recounts how crowds of people turned out in the Market Square in 1945 expecting to hear the Prime Minister’s broadcast or a proclamation the war had ended.

But it didn’t happen. Nothing had been organised. So Prestonians did what they knew best and went off to party anyway without the help of the authorities.

Father Dunn a pioneer of gas lighting is also remembered in the issue as the history as Preston being the first provincial town to use gas for public lighting is explored.

Penwortham resident Heather Crook puts together the local history magazine which is delivered to venues across the city.

You can read the latest issue below or by following this link.

Preston Mag – Issue 24

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