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75th Anniversary of VE Day

For our very first blog, we thought it would be poignant to commemorate the 75th anniversary of V E Day (Victory in Europe) and the end of the Second World War in Europe.  

Seventy five years ago, the 8th May 1945 marked the end to nearly 6 years of war.  People rejoiced and across the nation – there were street parties, dancing and singing in Haworth village.  We have this amazing photograph of Mulberry Cottage on VE Day in 1945.  

At the time Mulberry Cottage was an Off Licence and can be seen on the right with three ladies chatting outside.  

In it’s more recent history the cottage has also been a sweet shop.  

We understand the frontage was changed and the shop turned into a home around the 1970’s.  

It became our holiday cottage in 2016.  Our guests love it’s original features and pretty rear garden being only a few minutes walk to Haworth village’s famous cobbled Main Street.

Daleside Retreats - Haworth Main Street VE Day 1945
Sun Street - VE Day 1945
Daleside Retreats - Mulberry Cottage
Sun Street - Mulberry Cottage 2023

Mulberry Cottage is the first on the right in the photograph from 1945. It had 2 shop windows with a door in the centre at the time.  The recent photograph shows the door in the centre now filled in, and the window on the right is now the front door. 

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