Our community group formed as a result of a Beacon Award in Manchester in 2010. The group consists of evacuees who fled Guernsey in June 1940, came to northern England, and remained here after the war. Around 20,000 adults and children fled to England just before Germany ocupied their island.
The evacuees in our group meet to resolve issues of wartime trauma, reduce social isolation, and create friendships. They also share their stories with the Manchester community via schools, small events and museums.
Our community group page is here:
Find out about the Guernsey evaucuation here: