Primary History KS2: WW2 Clips. Host families interviewed
A host family describes the experience of receiving evacuees.
For many children evacuation provided their first real contact with the countryside. Many children helped with work, for example on farms. The experience was often a complete contrast to life in the city and some children expressed fear of farm animals that they had never seen before.
Life was not necessarily any easier in the countryside, but food was usually less scarce and many children enjoyed more physical exercise than previously.
This is another interview from September 1939 and the BBC programme 'We have been evacuated'. As you'll hear, chips were as popular then as they are today!