Videos tagged with norfolk

Evacuation and the aftermath of the Blitz in the City of London

Evacuation and the aftermath of the Blitz in the City of London

Evelyn Jajechnyk was born and raised in the City of London. She was 12 when she was evacuated with her sister to Norfolk and they stayed there for 3 years during the worst of the bombing. In this interview Evelyn recounts some of her childhood war-time experiences... She remembers the huge difference between the busy market street she lived in in London and the idyllic countryside in Norfolk. Upon her return to London after 3 years she was faced with a destroyed London and on her first night back her parents took her to Aldwych tube station to the shelter... Evelyn also recounts one other incident with a molotov cocktail stuck to her roof!

WW2 Experience and how war psychologically impacts on families

WW2 Experience and how war psychologically impacts on families

Jacki was only a small child when WW2 broke out, she moved away from London and lived in unaffected Norfolk throughout the war. Upon her return everything had changed, including her family dynamic. Jacki speaks of the psychological effect war had on people of her generation. It was just as hard for the families that were left behind whilst their husbands and fathers left to fight the war. This had a massive impact on people's relationships after being separated for so many years. She recounts how difficult it was for her and her sister to have their father back after growing up without him for so long. He had become a stranger to them.