WW2

Friday 1st September 1939

7.30am

This morning I woke up and laid there, staring at the ceiling, I wished this day had never come. My mum came up stairs with my neatly folded clothes, I will never forget this day.

Wednesday 19th September 1939

8.30am

This was the time to walk to school, I was holding my mum’s hand tightly, wiping my tears away thinking of all the bad things that could happen to me. As I walked to school I told my mum that I didn’t want to leave her and our house, I told her I wanted to stay. At school i gave my mum a big hug, then I stood in the line waiting for my name to be called out. I hoped it wouldn’t be called out so I could run home and take off the heavy gas mask and name tag which rubbed my neck.

10.00am

At the station Mrs Bartlett told all the children to get on the train. I was dragging my legs because I was so tied but my mum had told me not to sit on my suitcase because it might get damaged, I dragged my suit case up the steps and when I sat down this little girl who was with her brother and two sisters smiled at me. I smiled back but I really didn’t feel like smiling. I looked out the window and the houses got smaller and really scruffy, and all of a sudden three sorts of animals came up near my window. There was a cow, a horse and a sheep!

ww2

Friday 1st September 1939

7.30AM

Woken up.

Half asleep,hoping this day would never come .Seeing my clothes on the end of my bed. I might not see my mum again, I dont evan see my dad he is away. What will I do if I dont see them or my home again?

8.30AM

I couldnt believe this day was happening. I dont want to leave my home,never, not now or ever. As I made my way to the dreadfull school I realised i might not see my mum anymore. I felt so sad I could have screamed and cried infrontof people. I didnt want to say goodbye. Then I was there at the horror school saying good bye wondering if I would see my mum again. I waited for the teacher to call my name, wishing I wasnt on the list. I went  off to the staition with Mrs Smith crying my eyes out (boo hoo!) BYE MUMMY LOVE YOU!.

10.00AM

So there I was standing on the platform feeling alone just looking around,seeing everyone lauging doing hand claps while I was just thinking how could they be so happy.This was a world of sadness to me. On the train I decided to look out of the window to calm myself down. There were very old houses, new ones too, But gradualy some some fields, farms and little houses.

4.00PM

Suddenly the train stopped .Then Mrs Smith shouted for all of us to get into a line.We walked out quietly.Then everyones faces just dropped.

My diary of being evacuated by Charlie H

Friday 1st September 1939

7:30am

This morning, I woke up and I wished this day would have not come. I had to go away and be evacuated. Dads already gone. I wonder if someone strict will get me and I might not see mum again. Im so scared…

I felt like I was going to cry but I had to go to school. Mum kissed me goodbye, but I could not stop thinking about being evacuated. It was terrifying.

8:00am

I was walking to school and I saw a group of teenage boys, they laughing at me, I also saw a little girl hugging her teddy bear. It looked like she was getting evacuated too! I felt sorry for her.

8:30am

I have just got to school. Kids scrunched up paper and they threw it to me. Some kids were crying. I got tears in my eyes and a tear dripped down my face.The teacher from France came in and took the yellow register and I cried my eyes out. Then the teacher handed out the gas masks. We got our suitcase and got ready and we got out the freezing room.

10:00am

The platforms were full of the colour red. I got on to the smelly, sweaty train. I did not like it at all. I saw loads of people. I was opposite to a soldier but he got off at the next station. A girl smiled at me with her little sister so I smiled back but I did not feel like smiling at all.

I can see pigs! Also cows, sheep and horses! And trees but there was really no sight.

I was there my back was sweating and I woke up. I was away from mum! I was in tears.

4:00pm

I got off the train I went in a strange room with my little sister. I said to her smile or else no one will pick us.

We saw this lady she was called a bileting officer. She took us all into a room well a village hall where we all got picked.

We were 3rd till last and a pretty lady picked us. She was called Rose, she had a brother called Tony and she got a girl called Rosie.They have a MASSAVE garden and a bungalow and a house. They also have a maze in the middle of their garden.

                             And me and my sister were going THERE!!! 

 

My diary of evacuation

Friday 1st September 1939

7:30am

This morning I got up very early. I wished today would never happen because I may not even see my mum again or my dad. I know I must go, a part of me says I need to go. But the other part of me says I have got to stay home with my mum. My clothes and suitcase are on the bed and I just need to get washed and dressed. Then it will be time to go to the train station. I am very worried and nervous about leaving the city. But I will write soon.

8:30am

I left home with my mum to go to school. I felt like crying and begging my mum to stay! All the other children were worried and frightend but I didn’t blame them. There was a four year old girl tightly hugging her teddy bear. But when we arrived at school Mr Gorden was as grumpy as always, as soon as he said my name I knew I’d be leaving everything behind. We were walking to the station saying bye to our parents and we gave them a hug. I thought this might be the last time I would see my mum again.

10:00am

At the train station it felt dark and noisy. There were loads of children crying and hugging their mums. I tried not to start crying because my mum said I needed to be brave. Boarding  the train, my suitcase felt very heavy and I  had to drag it on the train . I said good bye to my mum. Then the train started moving and after a while I could see little houses with fields and cows, I  have never seen  a cow before. Finally we reached our destination, I felt very worried because I didn’t know where I would be going or who would take me in. What if no-one wants me or worse what if someone horrible wants me? I wished I was at home with my mum. But at least I will be safer here in the country side.

4:00pm

As I got off the train I met the Billeting Officer who would take us to the village hall. We all sat down all tired, but all we could do  was wait for someone to choose us. I waited hours and then this lovely old couple took  in. I had to follow  them to my new home with my new family. Then I saw the most beautiful little  cottage with a farm with loads of animals which I have never seen before. Also my room was amazing. But even though it is so lovely I still miss my mum terribly.

Josh S and Brenden`s WW2 Diary Entry

Brenden’s Diary:

Friday 1st September 1939 7:30AM

I woke up early and I wished this day had never come. I will miss my mum, I`d rather stay at home than go away.

8:30AM

I left the house and I felt really sad, my gas mask was horrible, it was irritating, Some people looked like that too but some people were smiling, do they love their mum and dad? Then I arrived at school I wished they hadn`t called my name out, then we went to the station.

10:00AM

 I was standing on the platform, it was noisy and there were thousands of people. Some people were crying and some were not. We started getting on the steam train.  I wiped the window and looked and stared at a cow. “Cow,” I said to myself. I never had seen a cow in real life!

4:00PM

I got off the train and met the billeting officer, she was strict so we followed her to the town hall. We sat down and waited. I smiled and sat smartly I got chosen to work on a farm.

Josh`s Diary Entry

Friday 1st September 1939 7:30AM

When I woke up this morning I felt sick, I knew this terrible day had finally come and I knew I was going to be evacuated… It was early, my clothes were at the end of the bed and my stomach felt like it was going to knot up at any moment. Did I want to go? No!

8:30AM

 I didn`t want to leave at all, all my past I was leaving behind the ups the downs the crazy coincidences were all about to go… As I started walking my suitcase felt heavier and as I kept walking it just got heavier. Everything told me to go back but I couldn`t it would just hurt more. When I finally reached school Mrs Cambridge was just stood there staring at us like a hawk, she shouted to line up in single file and we started our long, depressing walk of despair and defeat to the train station.

10:00AM

When we reached the station it was terrible, what looked like hundreds of childern were there. The tracks were rusted, most of the black paint had gone, and it looked like there was a train in the distance slowly making its way towards us. Some children were crying, some not. The train arrived a thick layer of white smoke appeared and you could hardly see a thing. We were told to get on the train and when we got on I sat at the very back. I closed my eyes for a second. But when I opened them London was gone and we were approaching a station.

4:00PM

After we got off the train we all saw grassy fields stretching out as far as the eye could see, a lady came up to us and told us to follow her to the town hall. This lady wore a strange cap and wore what looked like a uniform, when we got to the town hall we were told to sit down on some dark wooden stools. After a while some adults came and started taking children out. I was taken out by an oldish lady she told me it was going be ok. But I’m not sure if it will be…

My Diary Of Evacuation

Friday 1st September 1939

7:30am

This morning I woke up with a scary thought that I would never see my home again. What about my family, what if I would never see them again! Being evacuated, I imagine that it would be rather scary because leaving your family isn’t great, but I think it would be exciting at the same time. My dad is already at war so I might never see him again.

8:30am

As soon as I walked out the front door I felt a tight knot forming in my tummy. I started to walk to school and I saw people looking happy and exited; I thought to myself how could they be in that mood, they were about to leave everything they loved and they were happy! I arrived at school after a long and stressful walk. I stood with the others in register order and I was at the front near Miss Sumner who looked as miserable as ever! I looked up at mum and she was just staring at the ground. We set off on our quiet walk in single file off to the station.

10:00am

The platform had a cold feeling to me, with a grey dull floor. My teacher told us to board the train, I felt like my legs were going to drop off I was that tired! I picked  carriage B to sit in. I dragged my suitcase on and I felt my gas mask string rippling round my neck. I saw these little girls hugging their sister like a teddy bear. I could smell the whiff of steam drifting through the window. As the train set off I saw the factories zooming past and then all I could see were trees. When we arrived at the station I felt sick and nervous!

4:00pm

So here I am in Wales. Well, when we got off the train I saw this tall lady in a blue hat and uniform. She was called the Billiting Officer. She led us to the village hall where it felt like we were about to be sold! I thought I would be one of the last ones to be picked, until a married couple came and wanted a young boy (I was the only boy left) they picked me! They were called Mr and Mrs Bowns, they took me to a beautiful big house.