WWII Evacuees – new page added

We have a couple of lovely school photographs which include wartime evacuees living in Hickling in 1940; sadly, we don’t have many names for these children – can you help?

Official evacuees came to Hickling from Great Yarmouth in mid-1940 and we are also aware of evacuees from London, too. Interestingly, the 1939 Register shows 19 out of 41 children in the village are living in households with a different surname – we think that many of these could have been unofficial evacuees from Nottingham and elsewhere. Children were often moved out of cities to live with extended family or friends in the countryside – can you help us by adding to any of these stories?

We would like to build this page with memories and information; we look forward to hearing from you!