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Evacuation from Sheffield before the Blitz!

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Does anyone have any idea on the scale of evacuation from Sheffield prior to December 1940?

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Ron

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Hello

Does anyone have any idea on the scale of evacuation from Sheffield prior to December 1940?

Thanks

Ron

Check at the Library for " Raiders Over Sheffield " by Walton and Lamb for the official figures on Page 97. I was evacuated twice before the Blitz but not on an official scheme. I was evacuated towards the end of 1939 , brought home again when nothing happened and then evacuated again in the early Summer of 1940.

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Slighty off subject but you may find this interesting ......... Page 2 of the list of Sheffield schools and their evacuation details but sadly no date.

Thanks to the Traditional Heritage Museum, on Ecclesall Road

I hope you can make it out

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Nice post, Dr, any chance of page one?

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Thanks, anyway it's a little piece of history and great to see.

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Hope this of interest from "Sheffield at War" published by the Star 1987

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Thanks alot for the replies

So do you think that in December 1940 maybe 20,000 evacuees were away from Sheffield?

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Ron

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Another one of my dads wartime stories from before the Blitz

Dad would have been about 10 or 11 at the time, in fact he always claimed Hitler had ruined his secondary education and this was why he had no formal school qualifications. At this time dad lived with his elder brother (2 years older) on Leavygreave Road and went to, i think from memory, St. Georges school. He was evacuated with one of his best school friends, Stan Butler, whose dad ran the Butlers cafes and produced the well known Butlers meat pies. They were to be evacuated to somewhere out at Ranmoor for a trial period. Before they went Stan's dad packed him up with a load of pies and my dad went down Leavygreave road to stock up on bottles of Hendersons relish so that when they were evacuated, despite the introduction of food rationing, they ate well. The evacuation seemed to last only a few weeks or months as during the Blitz he was at home in Sheffield in the thick of it. On a previous post of mine to this site on the Blitz it is clear he was back from this trial evacuation by the August of 1940.

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11th September 1939 The school opened today instead of on Sept 5th as originally planned owing to the war. As a number of children from Wybourn School in Sheffield were evacuated to Stathern last week, they were admitted to this school today. Stathern Primary School Water Lane Stathern Nr Melton Mowbray Leics http://www.stathern.leics.sch.uk/history.htm

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11th September 1939 The school opened today instead of on Sept 5th as originally planned owing to the war. As a number of children from Wybourn School in Sheffield were evacuated to Stathern last week, they were admitted to this school today. Stathern Primary School Water Lane Stathern Nr Melton Mowbray Leics http://www.stathern.....uk/history.htm

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Thanks alot for the replies

So do you think that in December 1940 maybe 20,000 evacuees were away from Sheffield?

Regards

Ron

According to the Raiders over Sheffield book, which was compiled from official records;

"Throughout the war the people of Sheffield had obstinately refused to be evacuated. The Government scheme for the removal of children was ,in respect of numbers, a failure; less than a third of the eligible children left the city, and there was a constant drift back, so that at the time of the raid, only seven hundred of the city's thirty thousand children entitled to evacuation were living in Government billets elsewhere.

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On 01/08/2007 at 19:44, dr stanley said:

Slighty off subject but you may find this interesting ......... Page 2 of the list of Sheffield schools and their evacuation details but sadly no date.

Thanks to the Traditional Heritage Museum, on Ecclesall Road

 

 

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I hope you can make it out

My father recognised the names and places on this list under Langsett Road and he was evacuated from Burton Street School just before the war broke out as per the article in the Star date 31st August. Along with his brother he was evacuated to rural Nottinghamshire to a place called Ratcliffe on Trent. I would love to know if there are any lists of pupils who were evacuated and where they ended up. His 3 younger sisters were fortunate enough to visit the place to where they were evacuated at a similar time. I may get a chance too take him back there in the near future.

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On 13/08/2007 at 10:58, Ron said:

Thanks alot for the replies

 

So do you think that in December 1940 maybe 20,000 evacuees were away from Sheffield?

 

 

Regards

 

 

Ron

My father was evacuated around 1st September 1939 and was away for around 15 months

 

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On 29/07/2007 at 17:45, Ron said:

Hello

 

Does anyone have any idea on the scale of evacuation from Sheffield prior to December 1940?

 

Thanks

 

Ron

Here is an evacuation the other way. My wife's family were Londoners whilst her father was in the RAF her mother was evacuated to Scotland where her eldest sister was born. Then to Lytham St Annes where her next sister was born. Then the family was moved to Burngreave Sheffield where my wife was born! She has vague memories of being billeted with another family in her early life. When her father came out of the RAF the family stayed In Sheffield.

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