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Evacuee from Bethnal Green

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:40 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Ronald was evacuated from Bethnal Green to 'posh' farm in Castle Cary, Somerset. It was a very different world, and he moved to the farm labourer's family to stay. He didn't enjoy it and moved back to London.

Iris (Ronald's wife) was evacuated from Southern to Derbyshire - she enjoyed her time and sent letters home.


Item list and details

1. Letters home from Iris Brooks 2. Ministry of Food request for extra allowance for wedding 3. Identity card 4. Clothing rations

Person the story/items relate to

Ronald Berryman Iris Brooks

Person who shared the story/items

Ronald Berryman

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Contributor and contributor's wife

Type of submission

Shared at Theale Library, Berkshire on 14 November 2023.

Record ID

99752 | TLI020