I am a town councillor and local historian from Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
I am researching into the town’s history during WW2 in order to produce a book to celebrate the 70 years since the end of WW2.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the war period was that a large group of Worthing children came along with staff from their grammar school, as evacuees to Southwell in 1941.
In fact, I believe the whole school came!
I have been able to collect memories from some elderly local people about the Worthing evacuees – fond memories, in fact.
I wonder if I could ask if any former Worthing grammar school students, who came as evacuees to Southwell in 1941, would be prepared to pass on their story?
It would be of great assistance to my book and in return I would be very happy to pass on to you (and them) Southwell’s memories of the Worthing evacuees.
My details are – Roger Dobson, 63 Newark Road, Southwell NG25 OES, tel 01636 814539, email firstname.lastname@example.org Roger Dobson