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Stuart



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:22 pm    Post subject: Evacuation to Six Bells  Reply with quote

Hello. My mother was evacuated to Six Bells as a 10 or 11 year old during the Second World War.  I think it must have been 1940. She was put with a family called Watkins (I think) and then moved onto a family called Peterson. She was there for the duration of the war. Her name was Ivy Neck and is now 86 years old.
I'm wondering if anyone on here remembers her or has any information.
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:44 am    Post subject: Evacuation to Six Bells Reply with quote

There's a lot of people past and present with the surname Watkins from Six Bells. However, there was both a Watkins and a Peterson living on Marlborough Road, the latter had a bread round. Sorry can't help with Christian names.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:31 pm    Post subject: Ivy Neck Reply with quote

Thanks for your response. Interesting that the names seem established in the area. My mum, Ivy, would have gone to school in the area (1940 to 1945) so I suppose I need someone who remembers her from there; maybe a son or daughter of the Watkins or Peterson families who was around her age at that time (11 or so?).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:03 pm    Post subject: Evacuation to Six Bells Reply with quote

She would probably have gone to Bryngwyn School, the entrance registers are at Gwent Archives in Ebbw Vale.


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