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Stockport VE Day Report


As part of the 60th Anniversary for the VE Day Celebrations a street party was held in the centre of Stockport on Sunday, 22nd May, 2005. Bryan and Morwena Jones were invited to attend with their 1937 Flying Standard 12 and the car was in fact the only pre-WW2 civilian car on display. The vehicle generated a considerable amount of interest since it was a Stockport registered car (JA 8781) having been purchased in 1937 by its original owner from Hollindrake of Stockport who at the time were the main distributors for Standard cars in the North West and North Wales.

The day was great fun and included many items and displays relating to the 1940’s. Many people attended in 1940’s military uniform and civilian dress and appropriate era related music was played throughout the event. Numerous war-time memorabilia items from Bryan and Morwena’s collection were displayed in the old Standard and hopefully the Club received good publicity from the event.

Don’t forget to visit, and if possible bring your Standard or Triumph vehicle to the North West Group’s Standard and Triumph Day Out at the Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, on Sunday, 31st July, 2005, 10.30 am until 4.30 am.

Full details from Bryan on 0161 483 7121 or e.mail:

All Photos and report: Bryan Jones