Friday, May 08, 2015

Memories of a WW2 evacuee

1. "A suitcase of history"
(A WW2 evacuee's suitcase used to help teach children)
2. Contents of a WW2 evacuee's suitcase
(This one is for a young boy)
3. A WW2 evacuee's birthday card from "Auntie"
4. A familiar friend from home: a dog-eared soft toy 
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To mark the 70th anniversary of V.E. Day Cumbria County Libraries service held a 'Social at the Library' event at Kells Branch Library on Thursday 7 May 2015. Among the "hands on" items on display were genuine items of a WW2 evacuee's suitcase and contents (seen above).

This was a young boy's suitcase so included a school cap, photographs and a few toys. Obviously, a young girl evacuated would have different items, such as dolls.

(Thanks to Cumbria Libraries Service for allowing the items to be photographed).
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1 Comments:

Anonymous ACHIM said...

A very moving post... — I think I will follow your Blog!

Love & Peace
ACHIM

Tuesday, 02 June, 2015  

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