Heart-warming picture special as the people of Harrogate enjoy socially distanced VE Day street parties

The people of Harrogate have taken to their gardens and driveways to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Friday, 8th May 2020, 8:16 pm
Updated Friday, 8th May 2020, 8:49 pm
Mac and Helen Cook marking VE Day in their garden surrounded by bunting at the St Johns Drive street party. Pictures: Gerard Binks

With so many events having to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was left for residents to make their own plans with socially-distanced street parties taking place across the district. Here are a few of our pictures but please do send yours into [email protected]

Pictured is 14-year-old Lucy Hall from Harrogate playing the bagpipes at the Beech Road street party.
D-Day veteran John 'Jack' Rushton talks to Lft Col Richard Hall from Army Foundation College from his home in Beech Road, Harrogate.

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D-Day veteran John 'Jack' Rushton talks to Lft Col Richard Hall from Army Foundation College and residents who attended the Beech Road street party.
D-Day Veteran John 'Jack' Rushton talks to Lft Col Richard Hall from Army Foundation College and residents at the street party in Beech Road.
Residents enjoy the VE Day celebrations on Beech Road, Harrogate. Pictured are the Isherwood Lord family and Robinson Family.
Bob MacAlster is pictured in a 1943 Willys Jeep that belongs to Rob Pile at the Beckwith Crescent street party.
Peter Wilson is pictured with his WWII plane in his garden at the Beckwith Crescent street party.
Mac and Helen Cook pictured in their garden surrounded by bunting at the St Johns Drive street party.
Steve and Fiona Green pictured with their dogs in their garden surrounded by bunting at the St Johns Drive street party.
Pictured are Gill and Kevin Wood in their garden surrounded by bunting and a VE Day flag at the St Johns Drive street party.
Melissa Ramsey with her table of old photographs on Beech Street, Harrogate.
Lucy Barnett enjoys a drink during the Beech Street party.
A Beech Street resident is pictured putting up the bunting for the big celebration.
Artist Julie McCready pictured with her garden displays in Bickerton ahead of their VE Day street party.