Evacuation Revisited


Railways played an enormously important part in war-time Britain and many thousands of young people were transported from our cities to escape the bombing.
South East Grid for Learning and the Advisory Service Kent supported the Kent and East Sussex Railway in three days of 'Evacuation' activity on 22nd, 23rd and 24th May 2007.
Click the link below to find out more and view records of the activity.

Over 600 KS2 school children travelled on the railway during the three days. They studied what life was like on and around a war-time railway and were given the opportunity to meet, photograph and interview Evacuees and Veterans who kindly gave up their time to share experiences with our young people.
Schools not attending were offered opportunities to Videoconference direct with the 'Evacuees' at selected times during the three days.