Projects

Second World War evacuees from Guernsey

Location
North West

Project Summary

Manchester group of Second World War evacuees from Guernsey.  

Benefits & Impact

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:

http://guernseyevacuees.wordpress.com/community-project/

 

Find out about the Guernsey evaucuation here:

http://guernseyevacuees.wordpress.com/evacuation/

Background

Currently we are finalists in a Heritage Competition. Voting  ENDS on 26 July 2013 - Please vote on the Facebook link below & select SAVE OUR SECOND WORLD WAR STORIES from the drop down menu.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gillian-Mawson-Channel-Island-Evacuees-Evacuation-WW2/113599395369492?fref=ts

Aims & Objectives

As shown under Benefits and Impact. To continue to meet, gather stories from other Second World War evacuees, and share these stories with the community.

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