A New Life in a Strange Place

It was difficult to adjust to a new life away from familiar surroundings, although many evacuees have good memories of their time in Cornwall. Parents were obviously anxious that their children were happy in their new foster homes, and letters were often the only way of communicating over long distances.

In this section ...

A Strange House

A Strange House

Pauline Jackson Cocking describes the house where she was billeted.

The Cottage at Christmas

The Cottage at Christmas

Julia Sanders recalls her experiences of Christmas in Cornwall

Welfare and support

Welfare and support

Crackington Haven Welfare Centre

At the 'big' house

At the 'big' house

Evacuees at Lanhydrock House

A thank you concert

A thank you concert

Concert for evacuee foster parents

Christmas in the sickbay

Christmas in the sickbay

Preparing for Christmas at Tredethy

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

Living with Strangers

Living with Strangers

Animation about living with strangers

Living with Strangers

Living with Strangers

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

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