families took into their homes many evacuees during the
Second World War. The first evacuees came to the village
during the London Blitz of 1940. Later in the war, during
1944, evacuees again arrived from southern England due
to the threat of the German V-1 flying bomb (Doodlebug)
and the V-2 rocket.
The above picture shows
the Bartholomew family, whose children were evacuated
to Thurmaston during the V-weapons threat of 1944. The
family lived at Bromley in Kent. The children were housed
by families in Thurmaston and nearby Sileby.
If you have a photograph
of one of Thurmaston's evacuees and would like to place
it on this webpage send an email to the website author
by clicking on this link - Evacuees
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