Gallery: Dartington evacuees, 1941

This gallery provides a glimpse into the lives of children evacuated to Dartington Hall in 1941, during the Second World War.

Around 250 evacuees under the age of six, from London and Gravesend, Kent, stayed at Dartington Hall at this time. The captions beneath the images provide further context about the activities they enjoyed.

Gallery taken from the Ministry Of Information Second World War Official Collection, part of the Imperial War Museums archive.

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