June Cowper

June was evacuated to Uttoxeter with her classmates from Withington Girls' School. Her hosts treated her like part of the family, and she wasn't homesick at all.

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Irene Parry

After hop-picking in Kent, Irene and her family were moved on to Stoke-on-Trent. When her mother saw the pits, she thought they had arrived in Wales.

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Jean Banks

Jean was evacuated with her family from Colchester to Stoke-on-Trent. She was born in India and her mother found it very difficult to get used to being poor.

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