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Evacuation!..

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Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 24 Oct 2004 18:25

Have been listening to Mum's story of her being evacuated from Leytonstone, to Aldeburgh, Suffolk, during the war today, although she is 77, her memories of it are very good, she was only young at the time, and I couldn't help thinking how awful it must have been, she remembers boarding the train and all the other children a lot of them crying and screaming, and parents crying. Mum stayed with a very good family who were very nice to her, but some children were not so lucky. She remembers Captain Ted Dexter was the lighthouse keeper in Aldeburgh, and his daughters Pat And Helen, and said there was always plenty of food and fresh fish bought off the beach!. So, if there are any Dexter folks about here, Mum say's thankyou for her days there and for the memories, definitely was something to take back to London!..