An article from the Hornsey Journal, 18th May 1945
VE night celebrations were more or less spontaneous while Saturday’s festivities were well planned and catered-for parties, especially for children. Our reporter set out to visit a number of them and here are his impressions: During the day I had been told that children’s street parties were being organised in Harringay so I proceeded to Wightman Road. Out of the twenty roads connecting Green Lanes and Wightman Road, practically every one of them resembled the scene I had just left in Nelson Road; young and old dancing around bonfires, all kinds of instruments being used, laughing children romping and eating, tables on trestles filled with food. Down Cavendish Road I spoke to Mr and Mrs H T Welland whose home was the HQ of their street party. They told me how everybody had banded together like one family to give the children the best of everything – bags of sweets, oranges, tinned and bottled fruits, homemade cakes and tarts etc.