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Having evacuees

by penrith

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penrith
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rachel reeves nee royds
Location of story: 
cumberland
Article ID: 
A2013832
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10 November 2003

As a child in the war I was not surprised to have other children coming to my primary school who didn't speak like me, but they were evacuated from the East coast. Some were all right but some had nits and were dirty and we had to share our books with them.
Later we had Australian airmen billeted on us and they were always friendly to us children.
Whenever people talk about evacuees they never think of the people who had to look after these children, never the other side of the story.

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Message 1 - Was this a query?

Posted on: 11 November 2003 by L Jackson

Hello Penrith

Thanks for your account of evacuees. Was this posted in the correct place? This account is in the queue of research queries - did you have a question?

You might find these pages on evacuation interesting BTW:

"Evacuation: the true story" by David Prest (October 1999)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwtwo/evacuees_01.shtmlAbout links

"The Bristol Evacuees" by David Garmston
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwtwo/bristol_1.shtmlAbout links

Collaborative forum on evacuation:
A1061623

HTH, L Jackson.

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