Evacuee day for juniors

Pock junior yr 5 children with John and Enid Churchill who were evacuated in 1939 from Hull to Dunnington, with the letter they received from the King
Pock junior yr 5 children with John and Enid Churchill who were evacuated in 1939 from Hull to Dunnington, with the letter they received from the King

WORLD War Two evacuees took the time to speak to children at a local junior school about their experiences.

Ten people from across the East Riding who were evacuated to the area during the war called in to Pocklington Community Junior School to tell year five pupils what it was like being an evacuee.

The school put an advert in the Post asking people who were evacuated to the area if they would like to share their experiences with the pupils who are studying the Second World War.

The school received 14 responses altogether.

Sue Yeates, from the junior school, said: “It was a complete success. The experiences they had were amazing.

“The evacuees said they loved sharing their experiences.”

Two people who turned up on the day were John and Enid Churchill who were evacuated from Hull to Dunnington in 1939.

Millions of youngsters were taken out of towns and cities during the war to keep them safe during bombing raids.

Many of them spent months or years away from home.