Evacuation tale

Your letters
Your letters

I recently graduated from university with my BA in history. I am an American, but British history is my passion.

I am researching country houses that were used by evacuated schools during the war. Many country houses, from Thirlestane Castle and Blair Castle in Scotland to Chatsworth and Castle Howard in England, were home to evacuated schools, to name a few.

I am interested in learning about the experiences of people who called Britain’s stately homes ‘home’ during the war. I am also interested in learning how country houses adapted to new roles as schools.

By researching and recording the memories of people who were evacuated with their schools to different country houses across the country, I hope to preserve this important chapter of the history of country houses.

I am looking for anyone who was evacuated with their school to a country house during the war who would like to share their memories with me of that time. I am interested in any information during this period. Pictures would be appreciated and will be returned.

Johnnie Manckiy

2036 Marit Street

Mansfield

Arkansas 72944, USA

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