Evacuation To Martock 2nd World War - a Memory of Martock.
I have really good memories of Martock. During the Second World War, some time in the 1940s, I along with some other boys from Farningham Home For Little Boys was evacuated to Yeovil and Martock. We were taken to the Church Hall in Martock and sat in threes around some small tables. We sat there a bit forlorn thinking we would be split up. Then lo and behold a Mr Rogers came in and went straight to us and said "Right, I'll have this three". The three of us were billeted at Mr Roger's house. Our names were Dan Ellis, Walters and David Roberts and we were 7 or 8 years old. Mr and Mrs Rogers already had 3 children of their own. We were treated very well and after the pretty harsh treatment at the Boys Home it was like a breath of fresh air!! We were allowed out to roam over the fields and spent many a day feeling free as within reason we could do what we liked. I can remember queueing up with buckets and bowls when we had to get fresh water from the hydrant in the main road. Mr Rogers was a religeous man and ran a local church gathering on Sunday mornings. He sometimes read out a poem and we had to remember it, and if picked had to stand up and try to repeat it. They were a loverly family and we didn't want to leave. There is a lot more I could write but would like to know if any interest is shown.
A memory shared byon Jan 2nd, 2012.
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