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!!! 

 

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.