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Evacuees Collection

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Ma Brightmore, 81 year old evacuee in the Oxfordshire village of Charlbury

Ma Brightmore, 81 year old evacuee in the Oxfordshire village of Charlbury from Londons East End, has discovered she is a born darts player. In the bar-parlour of the Rose and Crown

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Children prepare to be evacuated from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, 11th September 1939

Children prepare to be evacuated from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, 11th September 1939

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Children wait on the platform of East Ham railway station waiting for evacuation to

Children wait on the platform of East Ham railway station waiting for evacuation to the country. 2nd September 1939

Background imageEvacuees Collection: London evacuees return from Suffolk. Parents greeting their children on arrival at St

London evacuees return from Suffolk. Parents greeting their children on arrival at St Pancras station, London. September 1942

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Three weeks old Raymond Ratford, the youngest evacuee, photographed with the mother

Three weeks old Raymond Ratford, the youngest evacuee, photographed with the mother. The second convoy of London evacuees

Background imageEvacuees Collection: World War Two, evacuation of children. Written in the faces of these children

World War Two, evacuation of children. Written in the faces of these children, setting off to safety is a tale of fears and doubts hardly formed in their bewildered minds

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Child refugees washing in Salisbury Cathedral during the Second World War

Child refugees washing in Salisbury Cathedral during the Second World War. 25th November 1940

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Children waiting to be evacuated from Southampton 1940, to avoid the WW2 German air raids

Children waiting to be evacuated from Southampton 1940, to avoid the WW2 German air raids

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Children from London evacuated to South Wales. October 1940

Children from London evacuated to South Wales. October 1940

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuated Birmingham schoolchildren seen here cooling off with an ice cream whilst

Evacuated Birmingham schoolchildren seen here cooling off with an ice cream whilst taking in the sights of Stratford of Avon. 4th September 1939

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Liverpool - July 1944. Evacuation children at a Liverpool Train Station

Liverpool - July 1944. Evacuation children at a Liverpool Train Station. It is not clear if they have arrived from London, or are going to London. Picture taken 24th July 1944

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuation to Wales. May 1940. Many thousands of people

Evacuation to Wales. May 1940. Many thousands of people, along with vital institutions and priceless historical objects, were evacuated to Wales for safety in the Second World War

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Children evacuated from Lathom Road, East London during World War II. Circa 1939

Children evacuated from Lathom Road, East London during World War II. Circa 1939

Background imageEvacuees Collection: The first British children evacuees arrive in Australia

The first British children evacuees arrive in Australia. Pictures here at a zoo in Melbourne. The Childrens Overseas Reception Board (CORB) was a British government sponsored organisation

Background imageEvacuees Collection: World War Two - Evacuation of children This happy study of evacuees from Heaton

World War Two - Evacuation of children This happy study of evacuees from Heaton, Newcastle, shows a school class setting out for a nature study in the woods " somewhere in Northumberland"

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Children - Food - 1940s Young Boy standing outside a shop

Children - Food - 1940s Young Boy standing outside a shop, with a loaf of bread and a toffy carrot instead of a toffy apple which are on ration

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Children of Pimlico, London who attend St Michaels Church School on Buckingham

Children of Pimlico, London who attend St Michaels Church School on Buckingham Palace Road, packing for tomorrows evacuation

Background imageEvacuees Collection: East End schoolchildren wait for evacuation to the country. 2nd September 1939

East End schoolchildren wait for evacuation to the country. 2nd September 1939

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Norwegian children and their families arrive in the UK after being evacuated

Norwegian children and their families arrive in the UK after being evacuated from Spitzbergen. 12th September 1941

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuees are brought into the town of Brand, Germany, where they were registered

Evacuees are brought into the town of Brand, Germany, where they were registered and given food. 9th October 1944

Background imageEvacuees Collection: A little group of Birmingham children who as a result of the evacuation

A little group of Birmingham children who as a result of the evacuation, have exchanged the citys crowded streets for the peace and calm of an un-named Warwickshire village. 4th September 1939

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuated Birmingham schoolchildren seen here taking in the sights of Stratford of Avon

Evacuated Birmingham schoolchildren seen here taking in the sights of Stratford of Avon. 4th September 1939

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Michael David aged 5 months, a poor foundling who has been bombed from his home

Michael David aged 5 months, a poor foundling who has been bombed from his home, now at the Hampstead Rest Home run by Miss Anna Freud. January 1941

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Some of the children who were evacuated from Bristol and sent to the safety of

Some of the children who were evacuated from Bristol and sent to the safety of the Somerset, Devon and Cornwall countryside between February 1941 and March 1942

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Sacrifice is this schools lesson, for here the children are offering their toys for sale

Sacrifice is this schools lesson, for here the children are offering their toys for sale to help the Soldiers Comfort Fund. 22nd June 1940

Background imageEvacuees Collection: The hand maidens. They also serve who only sit and wait

The hand maidens. They also serve who only sit and wait. So the youngest inhabitant in the Cardiff Royal Infirmary, her fingers too small to hold knitting needles

Background imageEvacuees Collection: The flying Magic Carpet of the Arabian Nights has nothing on the Anderson shelter you see

The flying Magic Carpet of the Arabian Nights has nothing on the Anderson shelter you see battered and bent, but still taking it, in the picture

Background imageEvacuees Collection: In this quaint old mansion where they have a real old four-poster bed

In this quaint old mansion where they have a real old four-poster bed, four evacuees play make-believe bedtime games with their dolls. Circa November 1941

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuated children with their teacher Mrs Hunt in St. Ives

Evacuated children with their teacher Mrs Hunt in St. Ives, rural England during the Second World War. 15th May 1945

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuated children Irene Barker and Victor Woolridge take part in a singing competition

Evacuated children Irene Barker and Victor Woolridge take part in a singing competition in the classroom of their new school in rural Wales during the Second World War. 13th September 1944

Background imageEvacuees Collection: The Pound family of Islington, London, return home from being evacuated to Harborough

The Pound family of Islington, London, return home from being evacuated to Harborough, Leicestershire. The family race up the steps of the home with Mr Pound who stayed behind, in the background

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Mrs Reynolds, a ticket collector, and the mother of two evacuated children herself

Mrs Reynolds, a ticket collector, and the mother of two evacuated children herself, takes the Lovell family through the barrier to their train. 6th July 1944

Background imageEvacuees Collection: The garb of the nun is the age-old symbol of sister of mercy

The garb of the nun is the age-old symbol of sister of mercy. In a country home of beauty and quietness this nun cares for evacuated children from the bombed areas

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Its a great thing to know that so many mothers and children are being evacuated

Its a great thing to know that so many mothers and children are being evacuated from London?s danger spots to safer areas outside. The children themselves, how ever, are amazingly calm about it all

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Many and varied are the jobs done the Womens Voluntary Services

Many and varied are the jobs done the Womens Voluntary Services. Looking round the teeth and down the throats of evacuee children is one the jobs, you see in the picture. Circa October 1940

Background imageEvacuees Collection: By the inglenook fire of an old English mansion, these happy evacuee children from a

By the inglenook fire of an old English mansion, these happy evacuee children from a blitzed area are learning the magic of Alice in Wonderland. Circa November 1941

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Wroxton St. Mary near Banbury. Wroxton Abbey is now base of the staff of an evacuated

Wroxton St. Mary near Banbury. Wroxton Abbey is now base of the staff of an evacuated London firm. Oxfordshire. 16th April 1943

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Mrs Davies welcomes Mrs Thompson and her children, to her home in Stonefield Road Huyton

Mrs Davies welcomes Mrs Thompson and her children, to her home in Stonefield Road Huyton, Merseyside, where they are to lodge. Picture taken circa 1st May 1942 (not actual date on caption)

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Mill Road Rest Centre in Liverpool, Merseyside. Picture shows mothers

Mill Road Rest Centre in Liverpool, Merseyside. Picture shows mothers and their babies who have just arrived on an evacuation train from London. Picture undated

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Child eChild evacuees from England arrive in Australia during the Second World War

Child eChild evacuees from England arrive in Australia during the Second World War. 16th December 1940

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Norwegians waiting to be evacuated from the Svalbard Islands late one evening during

Norwegians waiting to be evacuated from the Svalbard Islands late one evening during the Spitzbergen Raid. 2nd September 1941

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuees on a ship from Great Britain arrive in South Africa during the Second World War

Evacuees on a ship from Great Britain arrive in South Africa during the Second World War. 18th October 1940

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Women and children who were evacuated from the city of Penang

Women and children who were evacuated from the city of Penang, Malaysia to reduce the possibilities of casualties from bombs, arrive at a station en route to the South of the country. June 1945

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Commander Walder, R. N. (retired) and his wife have taken five evacuated boys

Commander Walder, R. N. (retired) and his wife have taken five evacuated boys
Commander Walder, R.N. (retired) and his wife have taken five evacuated boys and a girl from the blitzed cities. He made one condition in taking them

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuees from a heavily blitzed town have found a peaceful haven on a famous Warwickshire

Evacuees from a heavily blitzed town have found a peaceful haven on a famous Warwickshire farm. The Land Girls are giving them a lift home from the village school as they all return to the farm at

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Children being evacuated, pictured leaving Harwich. June 1940

Children being evacuated, pictured leaving Harwich. June 1940

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Rehearsal of evacuation at St Michaels Church School, Buckingham Palace Road

Rehearsal of evacuation at St Michaels Church School, Buckingham Palace Road. September 1939

Background imageEvacuees Collection: The centre of Sheffield ablaze during the first major bombing raid to hit the city

The centre of Sheffield ablaze during the first major bombing raid to hit the city on the night of 12-13th December 1940



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