Resident Interview – An Evacuee’s Story
Grace Hughes, a resident of Milton Court Care Home in Milton Keynes tells her story as an evacuee during the war. Grace tells her story with humour and an unflinching dose of reality. She retells her heartbreaking moment of departure into the unknown and the reception that awaited her in Somerset. Recounted as if it were yesterday, Grace’s recollections of her time in Chard are fascinating and reveal the sheer terror and the pain of separation that young people had to cope with during the wartime evacuations.
About Life Stories
Life Stories is our commitment to explore in more detail the lives and memories of our residents. Reminiscence is an important part of our daily activities and so we have set about trying to capture, through interview, some of our residents more colourful stories.