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Evacuation to Mansfield

by kirstywaknell

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People in story: 
Mrs Clewes
Location of story: 
Sheffield & Mansfield
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27 January 2004

War broke out on Sunday when Chamberlain announced it. All sirens went off at 11.30am.

I had a baby of 2 at the time and was 7 months pregnant with the second. I found out over the radio that I was to be evacuated. I was evacuated to Mansfield to have the baby with more mothers who were expecting. I stayed 6 weeks with ladies that lived in the area. I moved on Monday, my husband gave the house up on the Saturday and put the furniture at my mother’s. 6 weeks after the birth, whilst in hospital I got a letter to say my husband was having an affair. I registered the baby and a lady put me, the baby and my case on a bus back to Sheffield. I asked my husband and he admitted the affair. It was true. We went on to have 60 years of marriage.

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