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.
Danny Green shares his memories of remaining in Cornwall after the evacuation had ended.
Pauline Jackson Cocking shares her memories of the sick bay for evacuees.
Pam Scown and Mrs. Pat Walker share their memories of the sick bay for evacuees.
Evacuees from Paddington Green on Ready Money Beach at Fowey.
The School Medical Officer's report shows the kinds of illness and disease that children suffered from during WW2.
Sickbay for evacuees at Tredethy
Letter to Penzance Town Clerk, about the causes of diphtheria outbreaks.
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.