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VE-Day in Sutton Bridge

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This remarkable picture shows VE-Day in May 1945 at Sutton Bridge when all the children of the village attended a party at Tears haulage depot in Bridge Street and seemingly squeezed on to a flat bed lorry.

The picture is owned by Robert Tear, 53, who is still involved with the firm today.

He said: "The party was held on the forecourt of Tears. There was a dinner/dance held in the workshop and apparently donkey rides.

VE-Day at Tears in Sutton Bridge (34220730)
VE-Day at Tears in Sutton Bridge (34220730)

"The children on the lorry are kids from the village and one of the adults along the front is my granddad, I think."

Tears, which is mainly associated with roadside recovery work today, is still based at the same premeises in Bridge Street. In those days the legend on the truck says it was a 'Haulage and Ploughing Contractor'.

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