In September 1939, 84 schoolchildren with their teachers were evacuated from Tufnell Park in North London to Wingrave. Among them were Cherry-Anne, who was nine years old and Lisbeth, who was just six. Cherry-Anne and Lisbeth's mother accompanied the group as an official assistant to the staff.

By today's standards, conditions were tough for the young evacuees. The schoolroom was crowded, dark and cold, food and sweets were rationed, and they were initially billeted with a Wingrave couple. Despite these conditions, Cherry-Anne and Lisbeth have happy memories of their schooldays during the war in Wingrave.

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