Letters relating to evacuated children

Scope and Content

This collection contains several letters relating to the evacuated children, teachers and helpers from Northumberland Avenue School, Hull, to Oxford Street School, Bridlington. Includes the original letters and photocopies of some of the letters.

Administrative / Biographical History

Evacuation in Britain during World War II was focused predominantly on moving children away from the risk of aerial bombing on urban areas to safer locations in the countryside. Beginning on 1 September 1939, Operation Pied Piper relocated approximately 3.5 million people. Additional waves of evacuation were organised in June 1940 from the South and East coasts when a seaborne invasion was anticipated, and after the Blitz began in September 1940.

Access Information

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by Miss Collingwood, Lincoln, 11 May 1984

Related Material

Children's Recollections of the Blitz [L DEX/24]

Headteachers Reports and Notes 1941-1945 [C DEHG/2/1/1]

Evacuation notes [C TLW/W/1/8]

Evacuation Records, Education Department [C TED/1/1/6]