What was it like for their family? What was it like to be an evacuee? What was life like for children that were evacuated?
Look closely at this photograph… What do they show? What are they carrying? How old are they?
Look closely at this photograph… What do they have around their necks? How are they feeling?
Look closely at these photograph… Who is with them?
Was evacuation one big adventure? A bit like a long holiday without your parents? Do you think all evacuees felt like this? How do you think parents felt about evacuating their children? Now listen to the memories of Dorothy Jarvis…
How did Mother’s feel about evacuating their children? Bettine Saffery was evacuated from Kent to Drayton Bassett near Tamworth…
Joyce Smith remembers this about leaving her mother… Why do you think Joyce’s mother told her she was going to pick flowers rather than be evacuated?
Look at the extracts from the local newspapers, the Stafford Newsletter and the Staffordshire Advertiser. What do they tell you about evacuation in Staffordshire? How did the majority of evacuee travel to Staffordshire? Where were they evacuated to? What does this tell you about how it felt to be evacuated? Was evacuation organised and well run? What happened when the evacuees arrived? What is a billet? SOURCE 1
Look at the extracts from the local newspapers, the Stafford Newsletter and the Staffordshire Advertiser. What do they tell you about evacuation in Staffordshire? SOURCE 2 Where had these evacuees come from? How had they travelled to Stafford? Who came with them? Who else had been evacuated with them? What does it tell you about the billeting process and how well it worked?