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Evacuees Collection

Background imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuees on a Train

Evacuees on a Train
Its goodbye to the little tots who are bound for new homes with new parents in the safe country districts of Britain - evacuees looking out of the window of a train

Background imageEvacuees Collection: World War II evacuees

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

Background imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees Collection: Roedean School Moved to the Keswick Hotel

Roedean School Moved to the Keswick Hotel
This article from The Bystander reports the evacuation of Roedean Girls School from its old site in Brighton to the Keswick Hotel in the Lake District

Background imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees Collection: Belgian refugee children WWII

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

Background imageEvacuees Collection: WW2 - John And Mary's Visitors

WW2 - John And Mary's Visitors
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 story book, John And Mary's Visitors, written by Grace James. The image portrays a group of evacuees. Date: circa 1940

Background imageEvacuees Collection: WW2 - Evacuees

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

Background imageEvacuees Collection: WW2 - Watersmeet

WW2 - Watersmeet
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 children's story book, Watersmeet, written by Heather White. The image shows a bus conductress and her helpers assisting a group of evacuees. Date: circa 1940

Background imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees Collection: Wartime House Party, Cliveden

Wartime House Party, Cliveden, Taplow, Buckinghamshire. Photographs of Cliveden House, and Viscount and Viscountess Astor with child evacuees, with cine camera and playing games. Date: 1939

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Tilly Losch and child evacuees, Highclere

Tilly Losch and child evacuees, Highclere
Tilly Losch, Countess of Carnarvon, (1903-1975) hosting child evacuees, at Highclere Castle, Newbury. Article captioned, The Food of Love, by Edwin Evans

Background imageEvacuees Collection: London's children evacuated at the beginning of World War Two

London's children evacuated at the beginning of World War Two: a first wave of 400000 children went on 1st September 1939, in the charge of 22000 teachers

Background imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuees in the grounds of their Hostel

Evacuees in the grounds of their Hostel. Date: circa 1942

Background imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees Collection: EVACUEES PICNIC 1940S

EVACUEES PICNIC 1940S
A horse joins in a picnic of children (possibly evacuees), supervised by a young woman. Date: early 1940s

Background imageEvacuees Collection: CHILDREN / COUNTRY ROAD

CHILDREN / COUNTRY ROAD
An early spring scene on a country road near Ruardean, Gloucestershire. Four children walk down the road to school. Date: 1940s

Background imageEvacuees Collection: EVACUEES AT CATFORD

EVACUEES AT CATFORD
Children enter Catford station, southeast London, prior to boarding the train which will take them to where they will be safe from German bombs Date: summer 1940

Background imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees Collection: Belgian war orphans with Father Syoens WWI

Belgian war orphans with Father Syoens WWI
Group photograph of Belgian war orphan children brought to Detroit, U.S.A during World War One. Father Syoens, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, Roman Catholic Church

Background imageEvacuees Collection: HM Bateman evacuees cartoon

HM Bateman evacuees cartoon
Lady Biggleswades evacuees object to game on alternate day as being monotonous. An upper class family are dismayed to discover complaints about the meals from their temporary guests during the Second

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Arrival of the Evacuees - World War Two, Luton, Bedfordshire

Arrival of the Evacuees - World War Two, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Stamps were issued for the Children to write home Date: 1940s

Background imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees Collection: The Channel Island in German Hands, Evacuees

The Channel Island in German Hands, Evacuees
Refugees from the Channel Islands arriving in London following the German occupation of the islands. Date: 1940

Background imageEvacuees Collection: The Channel Island in German Hands

The Channel Island in German Hands
Exhausted evacuees arriving in England after a 20 hour journey from the Channel Islands following German occupation of the islands

Background imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuees on a Farm

Evacuees on a Farm
Evacuees harvesting in a hayfield in Pangbourne, Berkshire. Date: 1940

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Evacuees in Africa

Evacuees in Africa
Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare, M.P. organiser of the scheme to send British evacuees to the Dominions, talks to Ian and Patricia Allen of Portsmouth at a Durban YMCA. Date: early 1940s

Background imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees 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 imageEvacuees Collection: WW2 - Evacuation

WW2 - Evacuation
Young Boys in temporary accommodation having been evacuated from a British city. Date: circa 1941

Background imageEvacuees Collection: Basel, Germany - The Strasbourg statue

Basel, Germany - The Strasbourg statue
The Strasbourg statue in Basel at the Centralbahnplatz. Created by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi in 1895, the statue was donated by the French Baron Herve de Gruyer



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