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.
Pauline Jackson Cocking shares her memories of arriving in Redruth.
Elsie Trevorrow shares her memories of caring for an little evacuee girl from London.
Various newspaper clippings about evacuees arriving in Cornwall.
Evacuee clothing centre at Glynn.
Welcome party at Cardinham
Transfer of population in time of war, what the householder is asked to do.
Diary written by Miss M Bennett a teacher evacuated to Veryan with her class