A TIMELINE OF THE GUERNSEY EVACUATION TO ENGLAND

A TIMELINE OF THE GUERNSEY EVACUATION TO ENGLAND.

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Meet the Guernsey Evacuees

All of my history books can be viewed here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gillian-Mawson/e/B008MWQ0IE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book

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

To 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

MY SECOND BOOK, WHICH CONTAINS 100 BRITISH EVACUATION STORIES (INCLUDING A HANDFUL FROM THE CHANNEL ISLANDS) WILL BE PUBLISHED ON 30 SEPTEMBER 30TH 2014. PLEASE CLICK ON MY ‘BRITISH EVACUEES’ PAGE TO PREVIEW SOME OF THE STORIES AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS. https://guernseyevacuees.wordpress.com/britains-evacuees/

SEE MY COMMUNITY GROUP PAGE FOR NEWS OF COMING EVACUEE THEMED 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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Update: Channel Islanders in Bury Project, and Film

Thanks to everyone who attended the Project Open Day at Ramsbottom Heritage Gallery and watched a preview of our documentary film, met our evacuees and shared their memories with us. The documentary will be finalised in late 2010 and details on how to obtain a copy will be shown here at that time. This project was supported by an award from the Manchester Beacon for Public Engagement.  See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/guernsey/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_9096000/9096832.stm
and
http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterbeacon/5178317390/in/photostream/

http://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/news/display/?id=6372
http://www.communityarchives.org.uk/page_id__1013_path__.aspx

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Update: Channel Island evacuees in Bury and Tottington

We will be sharing some of our project findings at Ramsbottom Heritage Gallery and Library on Thursday 28th October, 1pm – 4pm. Please come along to meet evacuees and locals alike, with their memories of the Second World War in Bury & Tottington.  This project was supported by an award from the Manchester Beacon for Public Engagement.  See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/guernsey/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_9096000/9096832.stm

You can contact me with Channel Island evacuation memories at gillianmawson@btinternet.com

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