Evacuees return for reunion

A GROUP of evacuees returned to a village last week to reminisce about old times. The quartet – Marion Thompson and siblings Billy, Ivy, and Peggy Lucas – were evacuated from London to Guilden Morden during World War Two. They came back to the village for

A GROUP of evacuees returned to a village last week to reminisce about old times.

The quartet - Marion Thompson and siblings Billy, Ivy, and Peggy Lucas - were evacuated from London to Guilden Morden during World War Two.

They came back to the village for a reunion with friends they made during their stay, enjoying tea and cakes in the chapel school room.

Doreen Mitchell, who took part in the reunion, said: "The natives of the village made many friends amongst those who, through no fault of their own, left their families to be safe from the ravages of the blitz.


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"Some teachers came with the children, and the village hall was adapted to accommodate the overflow from the school.

"Seventy years on we gathered together again in the same room which held many memories for our visitors."

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While in Guilden Morden, the former evacuees visited the village hall, the church, and had a walk round the village, before enjoying lunch at the Three Tuns pub.

Mrs Mitchell added: "Even after seventy years we still have plenty of vivid memories and stories to tell.

"It was a real trip down memory lane," she added.

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