Latimer Road School – 1942/43

It may seem odd that we, at Market Lavington Museum have a register for the London County Council School on Latimer Road.

Latimer Road School register at Market Lavington Museum

Latimer Road School register at Market Lavington Museum

But there it is clearly labelled. This register lists evacuees who came to Market Lavington – now slightly more than 70 years ago. It gives temporary addresses in Market Lavington.

The girls on the register

The girls on the register

Here we see the girls and for many we see the address was c/o or care of a Market Lavington resident. Others, we know, managed to find or were allocated a home for a family. Some of these stayed on and family members still live in the area. The Preedy family is certainly one such.

Edna Sellars, we can see, was care of Mrs Gye of The Sands. Mrs Gye did her utmost to make evacuees one of the family and they appear on family portraits. Here is one of Edna with Mr and Mrs Gye’s daughter Betty.

Betty Gye and Edna Sellars in about 1942

Betty Gye and Edna Sellars in about 1942

Betty has just written some memories and given a copy to the museum. You can read more about her childhood and the evacuees at the museum.

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