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Memoir, entitled 'Big Boys Do Cry', written by Dr Charles K. Warren, 1938-1951



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Memoir, entitled 'Big Boys Do Cry', written by Dr Charles K. Warren, 1938-1951

Memoir, entitled 'Big Boys Do Cry', written by Dr Charles K. Warren in 1993, relating to his experiences as a child growing up in Barking during the Second World War (1938-1951). Includes detailed descriptions of his evacuation to Maidenhead, Berkshire, as well as the air raids and rationing that he faced on his return home in 1940, with particular reference to his time as a pupil at Barking Abbey Grammar School, interspersed with comments on his perceptions of the political situation in Europe, as well as popular culture, such as games and music.

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(Reference: BD53)



Correspondence and papers of Colonel Loftus, concerning evacuation, air-raid precautions and the management of the school during the Second World War, 1940-1945

Correspondence, with related papers, on evacuation, emergency arrangements, air-raid precautions and bomb damage at Barking Abbey School during the Second World War, sent to to the headmaster Colonel E. C. Loftus from the Borough of Barking and Essex Education Committee (12 October 1939-21 November 1946). Also includes a lists of pupils evacuated to Weston-super-Mare and equipment destroyed when a V. I. Flying Bomb, also known as a 'Doodlebug' landed behind the Science Block, as well as a timetable of lessons for 1942.

1 folder

(Reference: BD187/6/2)



Letters on the evacuation of pupils during the Second World War, written to the head teacher of Hunters Hall School, 1940

Letters, written to Mr Farren, the Headteacher at Hunters Hall School, from teachers, parents and billeting officers, relating to the evacuation of pupils to Gloucestershire and Norfolk during the Second World War, together with lists of addresses where the children were billeted.

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(Reference: BD56/3)






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