Gloucestershire Libraries have shared with us some of the WW2 images from their collection held at Cheltenham Library. The following images are from the Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic and show different aspects of life on the Home Front for children growing up in Cheltenham during the Second World War.
Click below to explore our image gallery showing decorations, creations and writing by local children. Thank you to all the schools and families who have taken part.
Naunton Park Primary School
St John’s Primary School
St Mark’s C of E Junior School
Gardener’s Lane School
Jessica and her brother Nathan interview their Grampy about life during WW2.
Warden Hill Year 5 pupils
VE Day inspired – Diaries
VE Day inspired – Menus
Decorate your windows red white & blue for VE Day! Brighten up your street and show your neighbours you’ll be celebrating with some colourful decorations or artwork. Download our printable flags, bunting and activities. Comment and share your photos with us on our Facebook page or tweet using #CheltVE75.
Join people across the UK in the Nation’s Toast at 3pm on Friday May 8th. Come to your front door and raise a glass or a cuppa to toast the heroes of WW2. Live on radio and TV from 2:30pm. Paying ‘tribute’ and saying ‘thank you’ to the millions at home and abroad that gave so much. Please observe social distancing.
Cheltenham Remembers has relaunched to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Visit our special page dedicated to the Second World War https://cheltenhamremembers.org.uk/ve-day-75
We’ll be temporarily taking over the Cheltenham Remembers blog and Facebook page to encourage people to celebrate VE Day at home and online.