VE Day memories at Caistor

Visitors to the VE Day exhibition at the former Wrack's shop in Caistor - Thelma Bemrose, Arthur Bemrose, Phyllis Hollings, Ken Clark, Robert Hollings, Margaret (Wrack) Steer, Colin Wood EMN-150515-113817001
Visitors to the VE Day exhibition at the former Wrack's shop in Caistor - Thelma Bemrose, Arthur Bemrose, Phyllis Hollings, Ken Clark, Robert Hollings, Margaret (Wrack) Steer, Colin Wood EMN-150515-113817001

A VE Day-related display in Wrack’s shop caused a lot of 
happy reminiscences from this group of people and many others.

Master saddler and cobbler Charles William Wrack bought the shop in the town’s South Street in 1939.

Muriel Smith with the display inside her father's old shop EMN-150515-113745001

Muriel Smith with the display inside her father's old shop EMN-150515-113745001

Thelma Bemrose, Arthur Bemrose (apprentice to Mr Wrack), Phyllis Hollings, Ken Clark, Robert Hollings, Margaret (Wrack) Steer and Colin Wood, a war baby of 1945, spent the afternoon sharing stories at the event organised by Mr Wrack’s daughter Muriel Smith. The event also raised more than £200 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal - and the money is still coming in.

Muriel Smith got into the spirit of the time by dressing up for the day and is pictured inside the shop.

“A lot of the items are mine, but some have come from other people too,” she said.

“My dad was a leading fireman and we had some bits of his from then, but the Lincolnshire Fire people helped us out too.”