News . . .
THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO THE EVACUATION
Our long-term project to erect a National Memorial to the Evacuation is still ongoing. At the Trustees Meeting held in London on 23rd June 2010 it was decided to withdraw from the proposed St Paul’s site and to consider other locations. We are moving forward with this and further updates will follow . . .
Forthcoming events . . .
A WARM WELCOME TO SIR ROGER MOORE
We are pleased to announce that Sir Roger Moore has agreed to be a Patron of our Association.
Roger Moore was born on the 14th October 1927 in Stockwell, now part of the London Borough of Lambeth, in London. He attended Battersea Grammar School and was evacuated to
Holsworthy in Devon during the Second World War.
At the age of 18 he was conscripted for National Service, first becoming a second lieutenant, then a captain in the Royal Army Service Corps. He later transferred to the entertainment branch (under luminaries such as Spike Milligan.)
Children's War Museum
Brian Devlin writes “I have been trying to develop a children's war museum which will explore children's experience of war from Joan of Arc through to the present day. It will focus on historical and personal themes by following the lives of many different children. I believe the museum will have particular value to schools. Those who witnessed the second world war as children are now much older and the museum will create a place where their experience can be presented.
The story of the evacuee's is particularly important as it is often used by schools to introduce the war to children. I would like to ask members of the ERA if they have any memoirs, diaries, poems, photographs or other records of their lives that we might be able to include in the online museum or school presentations.
There is a webpage which I hope will give some idea of what we are trying to do. The address is www.childrens-war-museum.co.uk
My phone number is 01896 756402 and the postal address is 4 Manse Lane, Galashiels, TD1 1NB”.
ESSEX AND EAST LONDON GROUP
invite you to our
at the Elm Park Assembly Hall
Eyhurst Avenue, Elm Park, RM12 4RA
on Saturday 15th June 2013, 2pm-5pm.
Bring a friend, they don't need to be an evacuee.
Please write enclosing S.A.E. to: LEN TOWNSEND,
18 LABURNHAM GARDENS, UPMINSTER RM14 1HU
Tel. 01708 228690
Make cheques payable to the E.R.A. Also include your
telephone number. Please book early to allow for catering.
Ex World War II School
Evacuees are invited to the
Saturday 1st June 2013
10.30am to 1.30pm
Stella Maris Hall, Gordon Road
Refreshments and Buffet Lunch Provided
Cost £1.00 per person
Contact Brian Baxter 01603 437747
Come along and join us!