Pictures: Louth celebrates 75th anniversary of VE Day

Louth residents came out in force yesterday afternoon (Friday May 8) to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day - from the safety of their own front gardens!

Nicola Moss, Jenny Moss, Sandra (left) with Mick and Mel Brumpton in Eastfield Road.
Nicola Moss, Jenny Moss, Sandra (left) with Mick and Mel Brumpton in Eastfield Road.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, members of the public across the country were asked to mark the occasion with a ‘stay at home’ party on their porch, driveway, or garden.
Louth residents made the most of the glorious sunshine this afternoon, and celebrated alongside their immediate family members - and often, their neighbours over the fence!
Here is just a small selection of photographs taken in the town today, and many more pictures from our area will appear in next week’s Leader.
In the meantime, visit the Louth Leader and Mablethorpe & Sutton on Sea Leader Facebook pages to see more VE Day celebration photographs from our readers.

Stewton Lane: Aaron and Laura Tilston with 18-month-old Macsen (left), alongside Lyndsey Banks, Jamie Aldrich, and baby Halle-Rose Aldrich.
Charlene Leary with Elsie, Nancy, and Ernie the dog, alongside Ann and Patrick Hurn, in Eastfield Road.
Ventriloquist Alan Simmons (with 'Denny') alongside his wife, town councillor Julia Simmons.
The Tunnicliffe family enjoyed a picnic and a few drinks in their front garden in Eastfield Road.
Neighbours in Chestnut Drive enjoyed a socially-distanced street party.
Taron Lee's DJ set was well-received by neighbours in Chestnut Drive.
Marie Oliver and Jason Boyall in their front garden.
Eric and Ann Jorgensen (left) alongside Sandie and Ian Patchett in Chestnut Drive.
Steve and Brenda Maltby celebrated the occasion in their garden.