News and Events | The Evacuees - The Slingsby Village Website
In early September 1939, nearly 3,000,000 people were transported from towns and cities in danger from enemy bombers to places of safety in the countryside.Of that 827,000 were children of school age; 524,000 mothers and young children (under 5); 13,000 pregnant women; 7,000 disabled persons and over 103,000 teachers and other ‘helpers’. Surprisingly only 47% of…Read more →