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Evacuees' gift to Woolsery

26th June 1945

evacueesgift to WoolseryWoolsery has a permanent reminder of the happy friendships arising from the great war-time evacuation of 1940-45 for, at a charming little ceremony on June 13th a handsome new oak seat was presented by the evacuees in appreciation of the kindness and hospitality accorded to them by the village.

In the top photograph the Dean Rural (Preb. I L Gregory, Vicar of Hartland) is seen dedicating the seat after having unveiled it.  Below Mr C B Griffiths (headmaster of Woolsery School and Billeting Officer for the Parish) is addressing the gathering prior to the unveiling.  Behind him stand respresentatives of the Rural District Council, Education Committee, Parish Council and Managers of the School.  Photographs by I C Williams, Bideford.

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