Partying 1945 Style

A selection of photographs from the Sheffield, Chesterfield and Derbyshire areas showing how May 8th 1945 was celebrated with street parties.

I would LOVE to create a gallery of the 2020 celebrations from our local area. If you would like to be a part of it, please send any photographs to (by sending images you give permission for them to be used on The History Van online channels).

VE Day May 8th 1945

A collection of photos granted with permission to use from individuals, or directly linked to the online archive they are part of.

If you have any photographs of your own from 1945 you would like to add, then please send them to

I would love to create a gallery of VE Day celebrations 2020. If you would like to add to the 2020 gallery, please send any images to

VE Day 2020 Gallery