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Monday Memory - Prep School Evacuees - VE Day 2009

In 2009 the Prep school children became evacuees for the day.

Prep School Evacuees 2009
Prep School Evacuees 2009
Were you one of our 2009 evacuees? Help to identify the pupils in this picture.

The nation paused to remember the 75th anniversary of VE day last week, but in 2009, a group of Prep school pupils enjoyed being evacuees for the day with their lunch boxes and teddy bears in hand. The evacuation of children during World War II was designed to designed to protect people, especially children, from the risks of bombing, by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk. Operation Pied Piper, began on 1 September 1939 and almost 3.75 million people were displaced through evacuation which official ending in June 1945. Thankfully our pupils were all back home in time for tea.

Front: (front-back) Julian Hitchcock, Niamh Wilson, Florence Selwood, Amy Spalding, Emma Koppleman, Lucy Culpepper, Tom Merrick, unknown, Lottie Raynor, unknownunknown
Back: (front-back) Mrs Grove, Mrs Culpepper (parent), Mrs Merrick (parent), Mrs Rayner (parent), Mr Ford

Did you know that Claremont School was relocated to Wales during WWII and that is why we have the Radnor house name?

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