Evacuated Kids

Here are some images from an old book on the Womens’ Institute, showing children who were evacuated to the countryside to escape the German bombs in the last war.

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This is a typical image of them with their meagre possessions heading off to an unknown destination.

Sometimes they were not welcome, but the WI did a lot to help the kids with play groups

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school dinners:
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And this seems to show a surprisingly small class with teacher. And not much traffic on the roads.
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