By kind permission of John King, Author

The demob at Grove Park did eventually arrive when the Peace was signed on 28 June 1919. An official day of rejoicing was appointed for Saturday 19 July 1919 when some of the children at Grove Park celebrated at a party in Marvels Lane on the land adjoining Sydenham Cottages. Many of the big houses were decorated with bunting while at night fairy tights lit up the front gardens. Prominent among the displays were those of Howard Jones at Craythorne and W H Le May at Hill View in Baring Road. More soldiers returned from abroad and the vicars made another tour to visit those returning to what they hoped would be a country fit for heroes.

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