I was also evacuated from London to Wisbech - and 70 years later moved to Fenland

Thursday, November 22, 2012
3:52 PM

I READ your article about the reunion of stationer boys visit at Wisbech Grammar School with interest.

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I was also a evacuee from London, South Harringay Primary School. Stationers and Hornsey High School for Girls were our local grammar schools and were next to each other - I went to Hornsey High when I was 11.

South Harringay School was evacuated from Harringay West Station to Leverington via Peterborough and Wisbech. Our school arrived at Leverington on September 1 1939 and we stayed until July 1940.

We attended the Leverington School, sharing the school with the local children and part-time in the village hall.

In 2009 my husband and I and eldest son moved up here from Kent exactly 70 years later and we now live in Wisbech St Mary. The house where my sister and I lived for 10 months is still there and it has changed very little.

I belong to several organisations and it sometimes feels very odd that I am up here after all those years ago.

ALMA WALSH (nee Wright)

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