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Date added: 17 August 2015

70 Years On 

Crowds gather in Swindon to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day
 
Swindon town centre came to a standstill this weekend as the town reflected on the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender, and the end of World War Two.
 
A short ceremony at the Cenotaph was attended by Mayor of Swindon, Andrew Bennett, as well as a number of veterans, dignitaries and shoppers - all wishing to pay respects to the fallen.
 
You can view a few pictures below. Our thanks as ever to Richard from Calyx Picture Agency for sending these over.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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