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Evacuees Turned Lifelong Friends

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Margaret Wellings' parents were farmers in Herefordshire. During the war, they took in many evacuees from London. One of these evacuees, Norman Hocknell, became a lifelong friend of Margaret's. When Margaret's daughter Sarah was born, Norman became her godfather.


Person the story/items relate to

Margaret Wellings Norman Hocknell

Person who shared the story/items

Sarah Boad

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Mother, godfather

Type of submission

Shared at Ahmadiyyah Mosque Hall, Warwickshire on 7 October 2023. The event was organised by Leamington History Group.

Record ID

96306 | LEA050