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Banbury 1940s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Evacuees, Daisy, (b.1926) and Joyce, (b.1940), Clayden, at Banbury. Mrs Daisy Clayden, their mother recalls: My Daisy and Ron were evacuated there first. When we had our big raid, on a Saturday, I had already planned a day trip to visit them on the Sunday. I went and stayed there with the women they were with. Then I had to move and was given a room with a gypsy family in a council house. They were really good to me and I taught the father to read and write while I was there. I used to visit them after the war too. by Mrs D. Clayden