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Violet Paczkowska – Chideock Evacuee

The blitz had started and my parents told us that we were to be evacuated. My sister Norma aged seven, my brother Donald aged five and I, Violet was aged ten at the time. We left home and met the other evacuees at St. Patricks School in Woolston. From here we travelled by bus, then […]

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Sheila Hinchcliffe – Chideock Evacuee

At the beginning on 1940, Miss O’Mara and fourteen schoolchildren were evacuated from St. Patrick’s School, Woolston, Southampton to Chideock, Dorset. We travelled by train and then coach to our destination. When we stopped outside Mannings grocery store, there was a group of villagers waiting for us. They knew the names of their expected evacuees […]

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