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Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Cullybackey, Co. Antrim

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4th May 2020

In Cullybackey, Co. Antrim, VE Day celebrations culminated with Major SG Haughton atop a white horse leading the parade to a ceremonial fire on Reid's Hill.

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Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Bangor, Co. Down

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4th May 2020

The % town of Bangor, Co. Down marked Victory in Europe Day or VE Day with an effigy of Adolf Hitler hung in the town as people celebrated on 8th May 1945.

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Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Belfast

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4th May 2020

Thousands of people gathered on the streets on Belfast to celebrate Victory in Europe Day on 8th May 1945. Street parties took place throughout the city.

Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Ballymena, Co. Antrim

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4th May 2020

The sun shone in Co. Antrim as VE Day celebrations began in Ballymena. Not even patients in the Waveney Hospital felt left out as they feasted on ice cream!

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Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Portadown, Co. Armagh

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4th May 2020

In Portadown, Co. Armagh, thousands of locals mingled with service personnel from the United Kingdom and Belgium to celebrate Victory in Europe Day in 1945.

Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

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4th May 2020

There was much music and dancing during the VE Day celebrations in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh in 1945. The local RUC even received both complaints and hugs!

Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry

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4th May 2020

VE Day celebrations in Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry involved a gramophone-led street party, a lot of gunfire and a big turf-built bonfire at The Diamond.

Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Moneymore, Co. Londonderry

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4th May 2020

In Moneymore, Co. Londonderry, VE Day celebrations were a quieter affair with church services to the fore before the victory dances began the following day.

Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Tandragee, Co. Armagh

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4th May 2020

VE Day celebrations in Tandragee, Co. Armagh included church services, street parties, and bonfires as locals gathered to mark the end of the war in Europe.