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1419, EV/001
Evacuees Collection

Speaker: Moss, Maureen, 1930 - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Moss, M., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls memories of evacuation as a child to Northampton from London during the Second World War. Describes the evacuation from school in London, via Waterloo station to Northampton, with her brother. Recalls being billeted with her brother on the Gladstone Estate in Northampton and the family they stayed with. Mentions the living conditions and comments on bombing in Northampton. Recalls an incident when she was nearly assaulted by a stranger when out walking. Recalls becoming ill and the lack of care given by the family in Northampton, finally requesting her father to collect them. Describes the poor state of cleanliness they were and complaint lodged with the family's Member of Parliament (MP). Comments family they were billeted with were only interested in the money they received. Reflects evacuation was a bad dream. [Written material by Mrs. Moss on London during the Blitz is held at the Lambeth archive, Knatchbull Road, Camberwell, London.]
Place of birth: London, England
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Northamptonshire
Location: Town/Place: Northampton
Periods Covered: 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/1/2001
Playing time: 11 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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