Families came together to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day in Aldershot on Saturday after the town centre hosted a day of celebrations.

Organised by Rushmoor Borough Council, Aldershot Garrison, Home Front History and the Hampshire Cultural Trust, VE Day 70 the special day saw people turn out in force to remember the end of World War Two in Europe.

Marching bands, veterans, historical re-enactors, military personnel and schoolchildren all took part in a 'Victory Day Parade' for the momentous occasion.

Applause could be heard as the procession marched along Grosvenor Road, Victoria Road, Station Road and the High Street at 11am.

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Other events included live music, 1940's entertainment in the Princes Gardens bandstand and a classic car show.

A large vintage fair selling antiques and memorabilia, was also set up along Union and Wellington Streets.

Members of the public could also visit a wartime exhibition at the Princes Hall which will also run from 11am to 3pm on Sunday (April, 11).

On Thursday, an open top bus, which had been due to drive ex-forces personnel around the town during a celebratory parade, was withdrawn due to a mechanical failure.

Despite early altercations, an open top bus was found for the VE Day celebrations in Aldershot after a last minute appeal by Rushmoor Borough Council.

The event supported the armed forces' charity, SSAFA.