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A precised extract from the chapters in my biography relating to wartime evacuation, and particularly to Garnant. I stared morosely out of the window and watched the landscape slip by as the steam train chugged its way through the Black Mountains. The teacher and I finally alighted at Ammanford and boarded a bus for (...Read full memory)
I was evacuated from London in 1939 with my primary school, first to Folkestone Kent, then to Tredegar, Monthmouthshire. After passing the 11+ exam in 1941 sent to Garnant to grammar school, called Addey & Stanhope, which had also been evacuated to Garnant. It shared premises with three other local schools and one in (...Read full memory)