At Northam, the story was just the same – streets and the Northam Urban District Council offices decorated, etc.
On VE Day 2 morning, a united service was held at St Margaret’s Church, conducted by the Rev Rev E Basil Bridger (Vicar), assisted by the Rev A E Green (Congregational) and the Rev F E Paod (Methodist), the service being relayed by loudspeaker to the Square. In the evening another thanksgiving service was held at the Congregational Church, conducted by the Pastor (Rev A E Green).
Dances and community singing were held in the square on the eve of VE Day and on VE night and the night after – a dance also taking place at the YMCA – while bonfires proclaimed the good news as in olden times.
The celebration for the children is to be held at some future date.
Members of Northam Urban District Council and staff were among the large and representative congregation attending on Sunday morning at a thanksgiving service at St Margaret’s Church, Northam. The Vicar (Rev E Basil Bridger), conducted the service and gave the address.
Organisations attending included: Detachments of the Regular Forces with the ATS; Home Guards, Civil Defence, WVS, Special Constables, British Legion, and Girl Guides, etc.
The service concluded with singing. Mr H E Champion being the organist.
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