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Evacuee Collection

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Catford Evacuees

Catford Evacuees
A group of excited evacuee schoolchildren wait with their nurses on the platform of Catford train station in south east London. (Note the barrage balloon behind them)

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Evacuation - World War Two - Children Safer in the Country

Evacuation - World War Two - Children Safer in the Country
Evacuation - World War Two - Children are Safer in the Country.... leave them there. Governement advice recommending children stay away from the big cities and targets of the bombers. circa 1942

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Child at receiving centre WWII

Child at receiving centre WWII
Bette Malek waits with her doll at the Fulham receiving centre in London during World War II

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Union Workhouse, Dursley, Gloucestershire

Union Workhouse, Dursley, Gloucestershire
A distant view of the Dursley Union workhouse (left) from the road at Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire. The workhouse, designed by a Mr Fulljames, was erected in 1838-9

Background imageEvacuee Collection: World War II evacuees

World War II evacuees
Evacuee train leaving the station with people waving goodbye during World War II

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Shardeloes country house during wartime

Shardeloes country house during wartime
Scenes from a country house, Shardeloes, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, during World War II. The house was used as a maternity home for evacuee mothers, offered as it was by the owners

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Evacuee children in gas masks near Windsor, 1941

Evacuee children in gas masks near Windsor, 1941
London babies find peace in the country: a nurse walks evacuated children in gas masks across a playground, to accustom them to the wearing of gas masks. LCC Residential School near Windsor

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Evacuation as a National Service - Poster

Evacuation as a National Service - Poster
It Might by You! Caring for Evacuees is a National Service circa 1942

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Woman police officer Kathleen Saville, London, WW2

Woman police officer Kathleen Saville, London, WW2
Woman police officer Kathleen Saville (joined January 1940), on duty in London during the Second World War, seen here at a railway station helping a group of child evacuees find their train

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Queen Mother visiting London evacuees at Horsted Keynes, 1939

Queen Mother visiting London evacuees at Horsted Keynes, 1939
The Queen Mother(1900-2002) with evacuated children from Battersea. A little four year old girl called Shirely here is playing " mothers"

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Belgian refugee children WWII

Belgian refugee children WWII
Belgian refugee children arrive in England during World War II

Background imageEvacuee Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Dear Mums - I am thinking of you

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Dear Mums - I am thinking of you
The message on the card is My Dear Mum and Dad, I don t think I need write much here, the front explains quite a lot don t you think. Not very nice here at the moment bit showery

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Young boy alone on a playground swing 1939

Young boy alone on a playground swing 1939
Photograph showing a young boy on a swing in Geraldine May Harmsworth Park. The park is empty following the evacuation of thousands of children in the first few weeks following the outbreak of war

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Country Houses in Wartime - Shardeloes, Amersham, Bucks in use a Maternity Home for

Country Houses in Wartime - Shardeloes, Amersham, Bucks in use a Maternity Home for Evacuee Mothers. The Orangery, dating back to 1790 - Mrs Clark in foreground. Date: 1940

Background imageEvacuee Collection: WW2 - Evacuees

WW2 - Evacuees
A WW2 children's story book illustration which portrays a pair of evacuee children. Date: circa 1940

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Goodnight Children Everywhere

Goodnight Children Everywhere
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Goodnight Children Everywhere, written and composed by Gaby Rogers and Harry Phillips. Featured and broadcast by Gracie Fields in France

Background imageEvacuee Collection: The Secret Of The Evacuee

The Secret Of The Evacuee
An illustrated front cover for The Secret Of The Evacuee, written by Paul Urquhart, no. 731 in the pulp fiction series, The Sexton Blake Library

Background imageEvacuee Collection: WW2 Evacuees And French Soldier

WW2 Evacuees And French Soldier
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows couple of evacuee children standing by a garden fence, surprised by the look looking over

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Spanish Civil War child refugees arrive at Southampton, 1937

Spanish Civil War child refugees arrive at Southampton, 1937
Children from Bilbao waiting to land from the Spanish Compania transaltantic liner Habana at Southampton docks-child refugees evacuated to England during the Spanish Civil War, 1937

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Comic postcard, evacuee baby? WW2

Comic postcard, evacuee baby? WW2 Date: 20th century

Background imageEvacuee Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Looking for news of you

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Looking for news of you
The Caption is Looking for news of you. The card is from a young girl to her parents and was sent under cover with gifts. One of the presents was shaving cream for her father of which she says The

Background imageEvacuee Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - When am I goin to see you again

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - When am I goin to see you again
On the back of the card is a plaintive message to David.. Do you still miss us my darling? I will be delighted to have a little card from you

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Evacuee arriving at her new home with the Billeting Officer

Evacuee arriving at her new home with the Billeting Officer
An Evacuee arriving at her new temporary home. The great evacuation scheme, arranged by the Miistry of Health, was carried out by school teachers, members of the WVS and local authorities

Background imageEvacuee Collection: A father leads his two children to be evacuated 1939

A father leads his two children to be evacuated 1939
A father in the middle of his two children with backpacks and gas masks photographed from behind as he takes them to be evacuated

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Evacuees receive their kit bags in the country 1939

Evacuees receive their kit bags in the country 1939
A group of evacuated children are greeted by a smiling woman and man and given their kit bags upon arrival at their countryside destination. September 1939

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Evacuee children walking through countryside gate, Sept 1939

Evacuee children walking through countryside gate, Sept 1939
A woman helps children through a kissing gate in Somerset evacuated from south Blackfriars in London. A boy named Charlie in the foreground is the first through and holds a bouquet of flowers

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Man greeted by his evacuated children and wife 1939

Man greeted by his evacuated children and wife 1939
British man, having traveled to the country to see his evacuated family is greeted by his children and wife, during the second weekend of the war. September 1939

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Lowther Castle, Cumberland, home for WW2 evacuees

Lowther Castle, Cumberland, home for WW2 evacuees
Lowther Castle, Cumberland, home of Lord Lonsdsale, requisitioned as a home for WW2 evacuees, 2 September 1940. 1940

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Refreshments for evacuees, WW2

Refreshments for evacuees, WW2
Refreshments for evacuees during the Second World War, no doubt including a warming and fortifying hot Bovril drink. Date: 1940s

Background imageEvacuee Collection: EVACUEES AND FLOWERS

EVACUEES AND FLOWERS
These two evacuees from a crowded east London tenement can now pull wild flowers to their hearts content in the west of England Date: 1940s

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Ministry of Health Poster - Evacuation

Ministry of Health Poster - Evacuation
Shes in the Ranks too! Caring for Evacuees is a National Service circa 1942

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Edward Colin Ryder Richardson

Edward Colin Ryder Richardson, aged eleven, included in the New Years Honours List among Service and Civilian heroes as commendation for bravery

Background imageEvacuee Collection: WW2 - Prams with possessions return with Evacuees going home

WW2 - Prams with possessions return with Evacuees going home
WW2 - Prams containing possessions return to Euston, London, following Evacuees heading home after the passing of the V1 and V2 rocket attack scare - September 1944. Date: 1944

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Poster - Ministry of Health Evacuation Scheme

Poster - Ministry of Health Evacuation Scheme
Mothers - let them go - give them a chance of greater safety and health. Public Information poster issued by the Ministry of Health Evacuation Scheme circa 1942

Background imageEvacuee Collection: A Country House School for Evacuated Architects

A Country House School for Evacuated Architects
Mount House in Hadley Common, Barnet, home to the Architectural Association School during the Second World War. 1940

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Bricklaying at the Architectural Association School

Bricklaying at the Architectural Association School
Mount House in Hadley Common, Barnet, home to the Architectural Association School during the Second World War

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Two women police officers with children, London, WW2

Two women police officers with children, London, WW2
Two women police officers in air raid helmets, on duty in London during the Second World War, seen here on a railway station platform with a group of child evacuees with labels on their coats

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Bhmk Von Bulow / Barrere

Bhmk Von Bulow / Barrere
BERNHARD HEINRICH MARTIN KARL VON BULOW Prussian politician and diplomat, depicted as an evacuee from Rome in 1915 Date: 1849 - 1929

Background imageEvacuee Collection: NFS personnel helping evacuees, St Pancras, WW2

NFS personnel helping evacuees, St Pancras, WW2
NFS personnel helping evacuees board a train at St Pancras railway station, 14 July 1944, as part of an evacuation exercise during a period of bombing. Date: 1944

Background imageEvacuee Collection: NFS firefighter helping evacuees, St Pancras, WW2

NFS firefighter helping evacuees, St Pancras, WW2
NFS firefighter handing a baby to its mother after she is safely installed in a railway carriage at St Pancras railway station, 14 July 1944

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Parents visit evacuated children, WWII

Parents visit evacuated children, WWII
A little girl, an evacuee in a Sussex village, runs delightedly towards her mother, who has come to visit her daughter on a coach trip from Peckham, South East London. Date: 1939

Background imageEvacuee Collection: WW2 - Comic Postcard - Evacuee Son returns home

WW2 - Comic Postcard - Evacuee Son returns home
Evacuee Son (who has had a growth spurt!) returns home to a surprised Mother!! Date: circa 1940s

Background imageEvacuee Collection: WW2 - Little girl searching for her home

WW2 - Little girl searching for her home
This charming comic social commentary card from WW2 is either a little girl pondering where her new home will be (following her evacuation from the big city) or (potentially)

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Rescuing evacuees

Rescuing evacuees

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Caring for Evacuated Mothers and babies

Caring for Evacuated Mothers and babies
Public Information poster issued by the Ministry of Health relating to the caring of evacuated babies during the bombing of Britain

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Policewoman with evacuee children

Policewoman with evacuee children
A policewoman helping evacuee children find their train out of London during the Second World War

Background imageEvacuee Collection: Paris evacuation WWII

Paris evacuation WWII
Parisians leaving the city for safer havens. Here a poor family is using all possible means of locomotion to leave, wheeling their grandmother in a pram

Background imageEvacuee Collection: French evacuees WWII

French evacuees WWII
French evacuees after the Paris bombardment leaving for Grenoble at the Gare de Lyon



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