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

15:52 22 November 2012

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

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)

Via e-mail

0 comments

Yesterday, 13:40
Video stills: Police released this footage from one of the ATM raids

Five men – including one from Parson Drove and another from Upwell- have been convicted of a string of ATM ram raids and burglaries in which more than £400,000 was stolen and £250,000 of damage caused.

Yesterday, 17:09
Emergency services at the scene of collision at Mepal

Two vehicles are thought to be involved in a pile up on the A142 near the Mepal turn this afternoon.

Yesterday, 15:21
Shape Your Place, Fenland's online voice

Closure of the Cambridgeshire County Council community website Shape Your Place will save council tax payers £180,000 over the next 12 months.

Yesterday, 11:00
Millwright, Neil Medcalf, removes the 300-year-old buckets from Sacrewell mill waterwheel.

Work has begun on reassembling and refurbishing a 300 year-old watermill as part of a £1.7 million restoration project due to be completed this summer.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition