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A Short Visit. As Told by Enid Middleton nee Villis

by The CSV Action Desk at BBC Wiltshire

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The CSV Action Desk at BBC Wiltshire
People in story: 
Elena
Location of story: 
Swindon, Wiltshire
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4447956
Contributed on: 
13 July 2005

In our home in Manchester Road late 1939 /1940 when I was about 8 years old, we had a little girl slightly older then me as an evacuee. Her name was Elena and her mother was a Spanish widowed lady, who had been married to an Englishman. She played the piano at the BBC. Elena was a sad little girl who missed her mother, and her mother missed her little girl. It was very sad when she visited and had to say goodbye. so she only stayed a few months. They preferred to take their chances in London. She was lucky to be able to see her mother, as many evacuees did not.

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