Here we can see peace celebrations taking place in Belton on the 4th August 1919. Hostilities from the First World War ceased with the Armistice on the 11th November 2018. However, the First World War did not officially end until the Treaty of Versailles was signed in June 1919. A large peace celebration took place on the 19th July 1919 in London. Cities, towns, and villages across the country would have joined in with their own celebrations. This wasn’t without controversy however as many criticised the money spent on these celebrations arguing it could be better spent supporting the injured returning soldiers.
Image courtesy of the North Lincolnshire Museum Image Archive.