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Frances

Liverpool,1939
Frances
was 10 years old
This is the
earliest photo
of Frances
that we have
Reporting to
Lime Street
Station,
Liverpool
Monday
morning,
August 25th,
1939
put what you
can in the
bags, and
don’t worry!
Liverpool
Lables
The Facts

In Liverpool, 95,000 children


were evacuated from the city as
War broke out
The Facts
57,000 of these were school
children, and 31,000 were
mothers and children under five
years of age.
The Facts
51,000 were sent to Lancashire,
Cheshire, Shropshire
(Ironbridge) and Herefordshire.
Another 44,000 were sent to
Wales
The Facts

The second programme of


evacuation began following the
‘Christmas raids’ of 1940.
The Facts
In December 1940, another
1,399 children were rushed out
of Liverpool
The Facts
Thousands more children were
evacuated during the ‘May Blitz’
of 1941
The Facts

Luftwaffe map of Liverpool


For
those
that
stayed
A bombed out
Liverpool
school
North John
Street,
Liverpool
The Facts

Children were told to bring


their belongings in a pillowcase
- many came from poor families
so had very little.
The Facts

Many children were terrified,


others saw it as an adventure or
a holiday
The Facts

As children arrived at their


destination they were chosen by
their billeters..............
The Facts

....... often based on how they


looked, how strong they were, or
how many were in their family
The Facts

Some children were not selected


at all so were dragged around
homes as organisers tried to
find them places.
The Facts

Others were split from


brothers and sisters.
It was like
heaven
really .......
Ironbridge
War Memorial
The Iron Bridge
The Canal
The Viaduct
The Town
Games
Well, I haven’t
given you any
history .....
Interviewer

James Carr
Paignton, 2007
Frances