EVACUEE INTERVIEWS UNDERWAY

21 March: We are half way through interviewing 30 former evacuees. I feel privileged and humbled to listen to their stories. I’m looking forward to the reaction from children at the schools we are working with, when they hear how happy the evacuees were, playing with so little.

Jean, aged 88 (name changed as a request) said about her experience of evacuation:

“I didn’t take any reminders of home. My mother had made me a pair of gloves and I took a red leather manicure set my father had given me – I still have it. I can’t remember whether I took any photos with me. I also took a pack of cards – everyone played cards. Four of us played together on the train to Taunton, Rummy I think it might have been.”

Evacuee play trove
10 June: I have just come back from a full on day of filming the evacuees, I learnt so much. There so many people to coordinate in the crew. I’m looking forward to filming at St John’s Primary on Friday. Teresa the teacher said the children can’t wait to be on TV. Well we will

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