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WAR TIME EVACUEES!!!
« on: Monday 20 November 17 17:57 GMT (UK) »
Hello People,

I was wondering if people could help me please,

My nan's partner and I have been talking about during WW2 and his experiences when they got evacuated.

He lived on Caversham Street in London and he does not feature on the 1939 census but he is back in 1941 as he told me about his house being bombed and how a lodger lost his life.

He has got old photos with names on the back, they went away to a Mrs Horsepool in Ascot but I cant find anything.

Any clues or tips would be brill.


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Re: WAR TIME EVACUEES!!!
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 November 17 17:59 GMT (UK) »
As he was a child in 1939 and is still alive his 1939 record will be closed.  Any search should be made using his parents details or by searching for Mrs Horspool
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Re: WAR TIME EVACUEES!!!
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 November 17 18:07 GMT (UK) »
I have just done a quick search on the name Horsepool. Nothing is coming up for Ascot, Berkshire.  I also checked to see if there Ascots in other counties - there are, but nothing coming up there either.
Richards, Seddon, Welsh, Clark, Suttie, Ritchie, Tinworth, Harrington

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Re: WAR TIME EVACUEES!!!
« Reply #3 on: Monday 20 November 17 18:10 GMT (UK) »
I have searched Horspool living Berkshire and there is a suitable candidate with a young child staying  who could be an evacuee and some blacked out records.  Ascot comes under Windsor.
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Re: WAR TIME EVACUEES!!!
« Reply #4 on: Monday 20 November 17 18:19 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much..

Iíve just found a Mary A Horspool in Berkshire, her son in visible and another young boy but two people on there are not visible.

Iíve just messaged him to ask if the address rings a bell our the other boys names

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Re: WAR TIME EVACUEES!!!
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 08:04 GMT (UK) »
Hope it is the right one
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Re: WAR TIME EVACUEES!!!
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 08:42 GMT (UK) »
Rosie99 sadly it is not the right one, he doesnít know the names of the two boys or the address. Iíll just keep searching

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Re: WAR TIME EVACUEES!!!
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 22 November 17 11:47 GMT (UK) »
Good luck  :)

It certainly looked as though the child in that property was possibly an evacuee -their birth was registered in Chelsea RD.

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Re: WAR TIME EVACUEES!!!
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 17 March 18 21:05 GMT (UK) »
Mrs Horsepool was a widow; her husband having died as a result of gas poisoning in ww1. In 1939, her address was 12 Pine Cottages, South Ascot, Berks. She had two children; a daughter who had died of tuberculosis and a son 'Ted' who worked at a local golf club. In September 1939, she accepted three evacuees (all boys) who were members of Christ Church School,Chelsea. They were Alfie, aged 12, and Douglas, aged 8 whose home addresses were in Chelsea Manor Street, and Kenneth, aged 10, who lived in Caversham Street Chelsea.  The three boys were later joined by two girls Joyce and Barbara. All these children, except Douglas returned to London before the war really got serious in 1940.