Christmas for wartime evacuees…

During the Second World War, many child evacuees were lucky enough to be invited to parties in their local communities. The image below shows Guernsey evacuees enjoying a Christmas meal in Cheadle Hulme, near Stockport, Cheshire.

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The image below shows evacuees from Great Yarmouth enjoying their Christmas Party.

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Evacuees from Portsmouth who had been evacuated to the Isle of Wight received a letter from the Mayor of Portsmouth – the letter below was provided by George Osborn – his sister received a letter but George did not – see his comment below.

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As Christmas approaches why not take a look at the December 1940 entries in my online Evacuee’s wartime diary. Sadly some evacuees had a terrible time at Christmas, with no parties, presents or cards … …/

My new book, ‘Britain’s Wartime Evacuees’ was published in December 2016. More info here: … …

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