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Brome Village VE/VJ Celebrations, The Village Hall, Brome, Suffolk - 4th September 2005

As a quick stop-off on the way back from Southwold, and prior to a BBs gig in the evening, Nosher stops off at Brome's VE/VJ Day celebrations for an hour or so. DH and Marc are already set up with beer, and the ever-photogenic Alfie Elliot is milling about. A bit later, the Vicar arrives, followed by Peter West who was to give a talk on WW2 history. In attendance is the anti-aircraft truck "Claire", which we'd seen a few months back at Debach airfield's open day. There's even a quick but noisy flypast from Maurice Hammond's Stearman.

next album: Sally and Paul's Wedding on the Pier, Southwold, Suffolk - 3rd September 2005
previous album: The BBs Play Bressingham, Norfolk - 3rd September 2005

The chicken-shit power station on Eye airfield

A tractor trundles around near the Pakenham Road

A tractor turns around

It's all a bit harrowing

A bee does its thing

Sunflowers near Denham

A Denham sunflower field

A teleporter follows a trailer around

The old Hoxne Service Station

Old petrol pumps in Hoxne

An old diesel pump

A marquee outside the village hall in Brome

Alfie roams around

Alfie Elliot mills about with his tankard

Clive 'Chickens' with his military vehicles, including 'Claire'

Local resident Frank arrives

DH and Marc lean nonchalantly against the village hall

Alfie again

Alfie leans against the village hall

Alfie and Marc

Hanging around by the village hall

Alfie slurps a pint

It's like the 1940s

A woman in an appropriate dress talks to the vicar

Lofty Land, the social club's barman

Clive in his gear

Lofty, side on

A veteran (left) talks about flying escapades

An impressive collection of memorabilia has been assembled in the village hall

More history rummaging

In the village hall

The balloons are out

Maurice Hammond's Stearman flies around

Alfie borrows Marc's combat helmet and salutes

Clive's collection of stuff

Alfie again

The village elders

Peter West, left, arrives, and chats to John Lummis

Alfie Elliot

Ellie hangs around

On Brome Street

The Brome and Oakley village sign, erected in the millenium year 2000

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The chicken-shit power station on Eye airfield

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