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1421, EV/006
Evacuees Collection

Speaker: Vesey, Jean, - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Ward, C., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls abuse by her grandmother. Describes evacuation to Birstal, Leicester at age 10, during the Second World War, including how families were split up. Describes the family she lived with, school she attended and her own family. Recalls leaving to be near mother and being abused by a neighbour. Talks about the village of Lockington, Leicestershire where she spent three years as an evacuee and the school and teachers in Castle Donington. Recalls father's return from the war in Burma and the poor physical condition he was in. Talks about father and grandfather being in the military and father's breakdown after return from war service. Comments on being glad to have been an evacuee, as it showed another way of life. Recalls mother writing to the Queen and how this enabled father's return to the military.
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Marital Status: , Children:
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Birstal, Lockington
Periods Covered: 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 18/8/2001
Playing time: 1 hr 12 mins
Access Restrictions: Full Clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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