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At the outbreak of war in September 1939, 21-year-old teacher Thelma Valentine was evacuated with a large group of children from Dagenham in east London to the north Norfolk coast. It was a time of fear and excitement, and of profound changes as city children – and their city teacher – swapped their urban lives for quite different ones in an isolated rural community.

Interviews with Thelma Valentine, some of the children who went with her, and the people of Norfolk.

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Year published
1986
Number of pages
32pp
Price
£1.60
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Occasional paper
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