Hemel woman shares photos of VE Day dolls' house celebration

The dolls house was created by her mum for a WI competition

Monday, 4th May 2020, 4:08 pm

A woman from Hemel Hempstead has shared photos of a VE Day dolls' house celebration ahead of VE Day on Friday, May 8.

Penella Warren shared the images of the dolls’ house bakery en fete for VE Day 1945, which was made by her mum for a Women's Institute competition.

Friday, May 8, marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which was the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe.

Penella's mum made the dolls house
Penella's mum made the dolls house

Penella, who is a member of Wiggington WI, said: "The dolls’ house bakery en fete for VE Day 1945 was made by my late mother for a WI competition, I'm not sure when she made it.

"It must have been on an historical theme and she chose this.

"The items in the shop are very specific, for example, wedding cakes were often just decorative covers with a smaller plain cake underneath.

"Vegetables were bought loose and carried in a bag or basket and the shop is well stocked for the victory celebrations.

Penella's mum made the dolls house

"When she moved to a home down here, we joined the WI together and it was really good for her.

"They were great with her, it was nice for her to have somewhere to go and see other people.

"She done a wood workshop and learned to make everything for the dolls house, she loved it, everything there she made herself, it was a real passion of hers."

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