Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
WALTHAM FOREST ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP
Scope and Content:
Title: Wartime School Evacuation from Leyton to Epping and Surrey
Speaker(s): Gilder, Mr.
Date of recording: 7/6/85
Length of tape: 60 minutes
Depositor: Waltham Forest Oral History Workshop
Restrictions: WFOHW
Synopsis of tape: Interview with Mr Gilder, who attended Newport School from 1934; evacuated by train from Leyton to Epping in September, 1939; difficulties of finding billets, schooling arrangements, working on farm; returned to Leyton in 1940 and evacuated to Tilford, near Farnham, Surrey; housed and schooled in camp buildings previously used for children's holidays; account of normal day's routine, evening activities, entertainments, sport, holidays, medical facilities; returned in 1943.
Dates of Creation:
1985