Videos

This section includes video clips from oral history interviews, and old film footage courtesy of the Imperial War Museum and Greenpark Productions Ltd.

Important: If you are accessing this site from a school network that filters video streaming sites such as Vimeo or YouTube, then you will not be able to play the oral history video clips. You will be able to access the Greenpark and IWM film clips.

Any schools unable to access Vimeo can obtain a free dvd containing all the oral history clips from Cornwall Record Office by using the email form on the contacts page.

In this section ...

A Strange House

A Strange House

Pauline Jackson Cocking describes the house where she was billeted.

Arriving in Redruth

Arriving in Redruth

Pauline Jackson Cocking shares her memories of arriving in Redruth.

Free Wellington Boots

Free Wellington Boots

Julia Sanders shares her memories of school days as an evacuee.

Staying Transformed My Life

Staying Transformed My Life

Danny Green shares his memories of remaining in Cornwall after the evacuation had ended.

Twins Leaving London

Twins Leaving London

Twin sisters, Pam Scown and Pat Walker, share their memories of leaving London for the Westcountry.

Leaving London

Leaving London

Pauline Jackson Cocking shares her memories of leaving London for "a safe place" in the summer of 1940.

Many Years Later

Many Years Later

Julia Sanders talks about of the impact of evacuation on her and her aunt.

Trip to the Flicks

Trip to the Flicks

Twin sisters, Pam Scown and Pat Walker, share their memories about going to the pictures.

On the Farm

On the Farm

Danny Green shares his memories of being billeted on a farm.

On the Way to School

On the Way to School

Pauline Jackson Cocking shares her memories of school in Cornwall.

The Cottage at Christmas

The Cottage at Christmas

Julia Sanders recalls her experiences of Christmas in Cornwall

Plenty of Food

Plenty of Food

Anthony Barnard was evacuated to Cornwall with his mother as a small child.

Preparing to Leave

Preparing to Leave

Danny Green shares his memories of preparing to leave London.

Tabbs Hotel

Tabbs Hotel

Pauline Jackson Cocking shares her memories of the sick bay for evacuees.

Tabbs Hotel Sick Bay

Tabbs Hotel Sick Bay

Pam Scown and Mrs. Pat Walker share their memories of the sick bay for evacuees.

A Little Evacuee Girl

A Little Evacuee Girl

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

Returning Home

Returning Home

Julia Sanders shares what happened upon her returning home.

London 1942

London 1942

Clip of original footage from public information film, 'London 1942'

Living with Strangers

Living with Strangers

Clip of original footage from public information film, 'Living with Strangers'

Westward Ho!

Westward Ho!

Clip of original footage from public information film, 'Westward Ho!'

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