The photo id for this photograph is 1638, in the People album.


Photograph sent in by Roy Priest, Southend on Sea

This photo is of 3 siblings who were evacuated from Southend on Sea, Essex to Whaley Bridge early in WW2. On the right is my late father, Victor Priest born 1930. In the middle is his sister Dorothy born abt 1928, then his sister Daphne born abt 1932. The photo was taken in Whaley Bridge and sent to their parents in Southend.

The Southend evacuees were taken to a local hall where they were then paired with families. My father was the last one left in the hall. His two sisters had already been taken by a family. It was at that point that a Mrs Cannon asked to take my Dad. On hearing that his two sisters had already been assigned she made enquiries and managed to take them as well so that the three were not split up.

Roy Priest

Photograph added 10th July 2018

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