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A tale of two Evacuees

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:46 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

The attached account recounts a childhood experience during World War II, where the contributor, aged two when the war began, was evacuated to a farm near Birmingham. Living with their aunt and cousins, they recall a rustic upbringing filled with country life amidst the backdrop of war, reflecting on the challenges of readjusting to city life in London after the war's end.


Item list and details

1. Picture of a bomb being loaded - my Uncle Harry Hewett 2. Picture of Violet and Arthur Hewett (Aunt and Uncle) 3. ID cards - my own

Person the story/items relate to

Barbara Raggett

Person who shared the story/items

Barbara Raggett

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor


Type of submission

Shared at West Meads Community Hall, West Sussex on 11 November 2023. The event was organised by Bognor Regis u3a.

Record ID

107704 | BOG055