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Printed material
1427, EV/013
Collection Title: Evacuees Collection

Title: Letter from K. Brown
Author: Brown, Kenneth

Summary: Letter to Catherine Ward from Kenneth Brown. Describes evacuation, in September 1940, from Colchester, Essex to Botley, Oxfordshire, with his mother and brother and sister, arranged by his father, who worked in Local Government. Describes the journey by car and arrival in Oxford. Recalls as a 6 year old the unwelcoming atmosphere at North Hinksey school. Recalls visit by father to Oxford. Recalls the air raids and arial activity around Colchester before they left. Describes the return journey to Colchester by train in November 1940 as the danger of invasion lessened and a bomb exploding nearby just after they arrived home.

2. P ,21 x 29.5 mm
Type of Publication: Letter
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