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Charlie Anderson Remembers


About twenty or more evacuees arrived on 7 September 1939, just after the war began. They were mostly from Edinburgh. I think the ARP may have drawn up lists of possible accommodation.
Some were very poorly clad, and ladies in the village provided them with better clothing.
Most went to the Junior Secondary School, a few younger ones to the Episcopal School. By and large the local children (and adults) and evacuees got on fine, and each were interested to compare the differences between city and country life.
Most of the evacuees went home quite soon, although a few stayed longer, perhaps because their mothers didn’t want them back or felt they’d be better off in Foggie?