Welcome to Cornwall

When children arrived at various stations in Cornwall they were billeted with families in local towns and villages. Siblings were often under instructions from their parents to stick together. This sometimes made it difficult to find them foster homes, as many families would not take more than one or two children.

Welcome parties were organised, and spare clothes were donated by the local communities.

However, newspaper reports of the time indicate that while many local families welcomed evacuees, some refused to take them in.

In this section ...

Arriving in Redruth

Arriving in Redruth

Pauline Jackson Cocking shares her memories of arriving in Redruth.

A Little Evacuee Girl

A Little Evacuee Girl

Elsie Trevorrow shares her memories of caring for an little evacuee girl from London.

West Cornwall Welcomes Evacuees

West Cornwall Welcomes Evacuees

Various newspaper clippings about evacuees arriving in Cornwall.

Extra clothes

Extra clothes

Evacuee clothing centre at Glynn.

Welcome party

Welcome party

Welcome party at Cardinham

What The Householder Is Asked To Do

What The Householder Is Asked To Do

Transfer of population in time of war, what the householder is asked to do.

First Impressions

First Impressions

Diary written by Miss M Bennett a teacher evacuated to Veryan with her class

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