The postcard above shows an image of a Street party celebrating the end of the War, located at Victoria Street (off London Road) in Dover. The actual date of this image is unknown, but we assume it was after the Armistice on the 11th November 1918. The postcard seems to have been written on by the child Leila Burton who apparently lived at 29, Victoria, street, Dover. Perhaps she is one of the children in this photograph.

151DOV - Street Party (Postcard) (Front & Back)

We must remember, however, that the Armistice was not the actual end of the War and that men were still stationed abroad waiting to come home in 1919 and some men stayed to clear the battlefields on the Western Front into the 1920’s.

Courtesy of D Price


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