St Silas School Evacuees

Evening all!

I’m back after a busy weekend of family get togethers and email writing! I survived, although I had forgotten how exhausting my 3-year-old niece and 7-year-old nephew could be, they are full of beans! I spent part of my extra day off raiding my local Library for local history books and am quite proud of the little stack they managed to provide.

Tonight, however, I’m looking for any wartime pupils of St Silas School, Dingle from Liverpool. As I mentioned in my previous post, Lampeter and the area saw many young evacuees from Liverpool during the Second World War but I have found specific mention of a St Silas pupil evacuated to Lampeter. I’m not sure if the school would have been evacuated all together to the same area so I am looking for anyone who could possibly shed a little light on this for me. Were you a pupil at St Silas at the time or know someone who was? Or maybe you became a foster family for a wartime evacuee from Liverpool, I’d be interested to hear from anyone who can help!

I have some reading to get on with now, but until next time have a good week!

Rhian – West Wales at War

Looking for Evacuees

evacuation-posterEvening all!

So it’s the end of another week and now it’s time for three days off from the day job leaving me open for more researching (and a family birthday/anniversary celebration in-between!)

During the Second World War thousands of young children and mothers were evacuated to the safety of Wales from areas of England that were considered at high risk of attacks by the enemy. Many were sent from Liverpool and London, arriving bewildered in a place unfamiliar to them. Their experiences of being an evacuee varied hugely some were miserable living with strangers who spoke an unknown language separated from their loved ones whereas others thrived in their new countryside homes. Continue reading