Does anyone remember the Pied Piper evacuation?

With the coming of the 70th anniversary of Pied Piper (evacuation of the children in 1939), on the September 2 at St. Paul s Cathedral, London, I was wondering if anyone has any pictures or letters regarding this evacuation. I now live in Dartford, Kent,

With the coming of the 70th anniversary of Pied Piper (evacuation of the children in 1939), on the September 2 at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, I was wondering if anyone has any pictures or letters regarding this evacuation.

I now live in Dartford, Kent, but was born at Blithbury Road, Dagenham.

Together with my brother we were evacuated to Raunds, Northamp-tonshire in September 1940; I was five-years-old and my brother was nine.

I am now 74 and of course there are no living relatives to get any information from.


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I am a member of the Evacuees Reunion Association and take a great interest in this Anniversary.

I have over the years, tried to get more information, but so far have not really come up with anything. The strange thing was my brother and I went to Northampton, and of the boys who lived round the corner in Porters Avenue, two went to Devon and the other two went to Wales.

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It would be truly wonderful if I could find any pictures or stories regarding this time. We went from the Park Modern School by coach and then my brother remembers we went by train to Northampton.

I cannot remember that part of the journey, my next memory is arriving at this very dark place with ladies with clipboards trying to get us billeted. I still keep in touch with the daughter of the lady I was evacuated with.

If anybody remembers me or my brother, our name was Littler.

Margaret Newton

5 Bronte Grove, Dartford DA1 5E

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