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If evacuees should come

21st May 1940

If evacuees should comeEvacuees: Bideford Borough is due to take 1,500 children and Bideford Rural district 1,000.  Mr W J Langford headmaster of Bideford Grammar School is chief billeting officer for evacuees for the borough and joint allocation officer for the two areas.

Town clerk of Bideford Mr F C Backway, who is borough evacuation officer, Mr M J Durant, who is chief reception and billeting officer for the rural district, and Mr C S F Harding, headmaster of Bideford Senior Mixed School, who is detaining officer, he will be busily engaged with teachers, officials and other voluntary workers in seeing that everything possible is done for the children and that they are safely guided to their new homes, following on medical inspection.

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