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These documents are from a selection of items held at Cornwall Record Office. Visit the Record Office website to search the catalogues for other items of interest.

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Preparing to Educate Thousands

Preparing to Educate Thousands

Cornwall's Education Committee prepares to educate thousands of evacuees

West Cornwall Welcomes Evacuees

West Cornwall Welcomes Evacuees

Various newspaper clippings about evacuees arriving in Cornwall.

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.

The Journey Home

The Journey Home

Train fares and sandwiches for the journey.

Diphtheria

Diphtheria

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

Disrupted Education

Disrupted Education

School log books describe disruptions in children's education

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.

War Emergency Instructions

War Emergency Instructions

War Emergency leaflet containing instructions and information for the public including information about plans for evacuation

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.

Evacuation - Why and How?

Evacuation - Why and How?

Public information leaflet explaining why and how evacuation would take place

Where Will They Stay?

Where will they stay?

Evacuees were allocated to homes in Cornwall early in 1939, in preparation for war.

First Impressions

First Impressions

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

Bad Boy?

Bad Boy?

Letters about a boy evacuated from London to Gunnislake

Thanks from London

Thanks from London

Letters and certificate thanking a host family in Fowey for their care of two evacuees

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