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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Cornwall's Education Committee prepares to educate thousands of evacuees
Various newspaper clippings about evacuees arriving in Cornwall.
The School Medical Officer's report shows the kinds of illness and disease that children suffered from during WW2.
Train fares and sandwiches for the journey.
Letter to Penzance Town Clerk, about the causes of diphtheria outbreaks.
School log books describe disruptions in children's education
Letter to Gulval School, about free school milk for evacuees
Local Authorities like Truro Borough Council were responsible for organising sick bays and hostels for evacuees.
War Emergency leaflet containing instructions and information for the public including information about plans for evacuation
Transfer of population in time of war, what the householder is asked to do.
Public information leaflet explaining why and how evacuation would take place
Evacuees were allocated to homes in Cornwall early in 1939, in preparation for war.
Diary written by Miss M Bennett a teacher evacuated to Veryan with her class
Letters about a boy evacuated from London to Gunnislake
Letters and certificate thanking a host family in Fowey for their care of two evacuees