Meet the Guernsey Evacuees

See what’s inside my book here: http://guernseyevacuees.wordpress.com/my-new-book/

To pre order my book ‘Guernsey Evacuees: The Forgotten Evacuees of the Second World War’, from The History Press, go to:
http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?lt1=_top&bc1=FFFFFF&IS1=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=guerevacoralh-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=tf_til&asins=0752470191

SEE MY COMMUNITY GROUP PAGE FOR NEWS OF COMING EVENTS

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Diary of a Guernsey evacuee Mother – 1940

USING MY INTERVIEWS AND PERSONAL DOCUMENTS FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION, I AM CREATING AN ONLINE ‘GUERNSEY MOTHER’S EVACUEE DIARY OF JUNE 1940′ – I WILL UPDATE IT SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK, ALL YEAR, TO DEMONSTRATE SOME OF THE EXPERIENCES THOUSANDS OF GUERNSEY’S CHILD AND ADULT EVACUEES WENT THROUGH IN 194O
GO TO MY ‘DIARY OF AN EVACUEE PAGE’ FOR THE STORY SO FAR …….

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Guernsey Schools Evacuation Workshops

I have just delivered workshops to four Guernsey primary schools and it was a great experience! I also screened our evacuee documentary in Guernsey. Please see my ‘Schools’ page, but you can see and hear more at this Guernsey news film clip:-
http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline%5Fguernseynews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=494109

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Guernsey Ambassador Award

Guernsey evacuee Joan Ozanne, and I, were jointly named Guernsey’s Ambassadors of the Year on 4th February 2011 – for our work on the Guernsey Evacuation of June 1940. What an honour!

More information at :-
http://www.thisisguernsey.com/2011/02/04/evacuation-work-sees-pair-named-as-ambassadors/

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Channel Islands Evacuation Calendar 2011

I have produced a special illustrated wall calendar to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Channel Island Evacuation – visit my online Shop on this site.

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Bury evacuee film on sale

The 30 minute film about Channel Island evacuees in Bury during WW2, “All my Worldy Possessions” created by Diane Rickerby of Bury Archives and myself, is available to loan on DVD from Bury Libraries. For info on how to purchase a copy of the DVD & booklet, plase visit my online Shop.
The film was made with the support of the Manchester Beacon for Public Engagement

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Guernsey Evacuees, BBC1, 6th Dec. at 7.30pm

Part of BBC North West’s ‘Inside Out’ programme on Mon 6 December, 7.30pm, told the story of a young Guernsey evacuee, Paulette Le Mescam who came to Cheshire in June 1940, and found comfort from an extraordinary transatlantic penpal – Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt. It was also shown on the Channel Islands via BBC1′s ‘Inside Out South West’ programme at 7.30pm on the same date. I have greatly enjoyed working with Peter Trollope at BBC Manchester on this programme. You can see a clip at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wk9wn
for more info see:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/manchester/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_9259000/9259538.stm

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