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.
Letters relating to evacuated children
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 50 U DX164
- Dates of Creation1939-1940
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description36 items
Scope and Content
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.
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Donated by Miss Collingwood, Lincoln, 11 May 1984