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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

VE Day Resources

Free resources for Key Stage 2 children from Durham County Record Office

Working in partnership with our colleagues at Education Durham, we have produced these free resources and worksheets to help Key Stage 2 children (aged 7 to 11) investigate how VE Day was celebrated in Durham in 1945.

VE Day Archive Resource Pack
VE Day street party in Brunswick Street, Darlington, 1945 (D/X 1822/16) Image © reproduced with kind permission of Newsquest Media Group Ltd.

VE Day in Durham: archive resource pack (PDF, 4Mb)

We have used some of our archives, including a photograph of a street party in Brunswick Street, Darlington and newspaper accounts of celebrations around the county.

To find out more about our linked school workshops please contact our Education Archivist.