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- 23 March 2004
My Nan was evacuated when she was 8 years old to Middlesborough. She went with her sister who was a year older than her. Middlesborough was a village near York. She did not wear a gas mask but she had to carry it. She was not scared or worried because her parents came to visit her every month. She was not hungry at any time. She did not go back to Preston for two years.
When she got back she missed the countryside. When she got back her school was bombed flat. Her house was damaged and there was big pond on the site of the bombing to put fires out.
She was taught in a wooden hut. She did lots of singing because there was not much pencils or paper. She had to walk three miles to get to school every day plus there and back for lunch.
By Matthew Hawkins
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