Health

Evacuees all had to undergo health checks either before they left home, or on arrival in Cornwall. Minor diseases such as scabies were common and cramped conditions encouraged the spread of illness. Sick children were accommodated in sick bays until they were well enough to be placed in a foster home. The interview clips reveal that this was a very frightening experience for many children.

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Staying Transformed My Life

Staying Transformed My Life

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

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.

On the beach

On the beach

Evacuees from Paddington Green on Ready Money Beach at Fowey.

School Medical Officer

School Medical Officer

The School Medical Officer's report shows the kinds of illness and disease that children suffered from during WW2.

In the sickbay

In the sickbay

Sickbay for evacuees at Tredethy

Diphtheria

Diphtheria

Letter to Penzance Town Clerk, about the causes of diphtheria outbreaks.

Free School Milk

Free School Milk

Letter to Gulval School, about free school milk for evacuees

Hostel for the Sick

Hostel for the Sick

Local Authorities like Truro Borough Council were responsible for organising sick bays and hostels for evacuees.

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