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

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Thanet_Libraries
People in story: 
Maureen Porritt nee Clark
Location of story: 
Kennington
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A2606212
Contributed on: 
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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Message 1 - kennington

Posted on: 11 June 2004 by ethelson

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

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