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1425, EV/010
Evacuees Collection

Speaker: McCarthy, Doreen, - , Interviewee, Female,
Speaker: Ward, C., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls evacuation from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk as a child of six during the Second World War. Describes in detail being evacuated in school classes and how she was split up from her siblings. Describes being selected after reaching Widmerpool, Nottinghamshire on the train. Was taken with friend by couple with no children. Mentions how good it was to live there. Describes the bungalow and compares it to one bed roomed Fisherman's cottage her family lived in. Recalls parents moved to Kinoluton, Nottinghamshire but no contact was made, also she had no possessions. Recalls other evacuees arriving. Mentions she moved to another family in Kinoulton when she was nine until 1946 but did not stay with parents. Comments did not return to visit Great Yarmouth until she was 14, describes bombing of 'Yarmouth Rows' fisherman's cottages, her was home gone. Mentions a brother not being treated well as an evacuee, had no contact with siblings or parents only occasional letters from an aunt.
Place of birth: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Norfolk, Nottinghamshire
Location: Town/Place: Great Yarmouth, Widmerpool, Kinoulton,
Periods Covered: 1940s
Language: English

Recording Date: 15/8/2001
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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