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Lasting Memory of Evacuation: From Kennington to Devonicon for Recommended story

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Maureen Porritt nee Clark
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06 May 2004

When I was 5 being evacuated from Kennington to Devon and before entering the train a label was tied to my collar. The attendant bent over me and while tying the string said "don't lose this or you will never see your family again."

To this day, it is my one horror of war!

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Posted on: 11 June 2004 by ethelson

When were you evacuated? Do you have any other memories of Kennington in 1940?

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