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Contributed by 
Linda at Sutton Library - WW2 Site Helper
People in story: 
W. J. Sinclair
Location of story: 
Surrey
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A2931798
Contributed on: 
19 August 2004

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My sister and I were privately evacuated from West Ewell (near Epsom) to Suffolk in 1940 during the Blitz. We stayed with family friends but were still very homesick. We attended school, held in a village hall, with the other London evacuees.

After returning home I was evacuated by my employer, with other office staff, to a village near Farnham in Surrey. This was in 1944 during the V1 and V2 rocket attacks. I do have some happy memories of this time.

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