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VE Day stamp surprise


Last issue, we gave you the chance to win a set of stamps marking 75 years since the end of World War 2, but one woman was shocked to see her younger self in one of the Royal Mail’s commemorat­ive stamps. Ninety-yearold Bette Williamson (on the right, behind the US flag) was just 14 when she posed for the pic. Describing the historic day, she told the BBC: “The atmosphere was electric, you kissed and hugged everyone, it was wonderful. We’re in a similar war spirit now, everyone coming together to help one another and it’s lovely to see.”

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