Re: World War 2 in Dundee
- --- In email@example.com, "Sue Anderson"
>My parents were both evacuated from Dundee.....Mum went to stay with
> Hi Listers
> My son is doing World War II at school and wanted to know if the
> children in Dundee were evacuated and if so,where.
a family called Gerrard at Bentyhowe, Cookney, near Stonehaven, and
my Dad stayed at Laurencekirk.
My mother's parents rented a holiday cottage on a farm north of Kirriemuir, and my mother and her mother lived there for a few years during the war. My mother had to cycle a few miles (in the dark in winter) to Dykehead to catch a bus to school in Kirriemuir. Her father continued to stay in Dundee where he worked, and he was an ARP warden as well for the west end of Dundee.
My father was at school in Dundee when war broke out. He remembers taking turns on air-raid / fire-watch duty on the roof of the school as one of the senior pupils. On leaving school, he joined the RAF for the last two years of the war.
From: "Sue Anderson" <Xantheand@...>
Date: 2004/10/10 Sun PM 08:16:21 GMT
Subject: [dundee-history] World War 2 in Dundee
My son is doing World War II at school and wanted to know if the
children in Dundee were evacuated and if so,where.
I can remember my mother telling me how she and a friend were strafed
walking down a street in Arbroath (or possibly Arbirlot) and a
shopkeeper dragged them out of the way and gave them ice cream to
help them get over the shock, but otherwise her war memories seem to
have consisted almost entirely of dancing with Polish officers.
Anyway if anyone can help me with this query I'd be very grateful.