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Now that evacuees are officially returning to their own homes from reception areas such as ours it is pleasing to place on record their appreciation of the hospitality accorded.

Their thoughts are briefly but none the less sincerely and feelingly expressed in a letter received by a local resident from an evacuee from Surrey. The letter stated “As this is Thanksgiving Sunday I feel I must write to tell how deeply thankful we all feel to you for the sanctuary you gave us all when we needed shelter. All my life I will remember your great kindness to us all’.

Gazette article dated 12 June 1945

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