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Sudbury Hall 6/6

Sudbury Hall is a National Trust property near Uttoxeter just off the A50 between Derby and Stoke-on-Trent.  It is well worth a visit as it also houses the Museum of Childhood, an interesting collection of toys, games and activities from over the centuries.

 

This is what I found when we called back to All Saints Church in October, and I thought it deserved to be an extra posting in this series which was only intended to be five postings in length.  It really is a beautiful window and has a short, but poignant, history as the narative on the card relates.

Sudbury Hall 6/6

Sudbury Hall is a National Trust property near Uttoxeter just off the A50 between Derby and Stoke-on-Trent.  It is well worth a visit as it also houses the Museum of Childhood, an interesting collection of toys, games and activities from over the centuries.

 

This is what I found when we called back to All Saints Church in October, and I thought it deserved to be an extra posting in this series which was only intended to be five postings in length.  It really is a beautiful window and has a short, but poignant, history as the narative on the card relates.

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Beijing
  • 18 Dec 2010, 01:17
Fascinating stuff, Brian...great find!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I don't know how I missed it on the first visit.
I am very pleased you found this Brian. It is a lovely memorial. The evacuation probably changed this country more than the government could ever have imagined.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. Hopefully you might see this for yourself next year. My parents had an evacuee from Paddington during the war before I was born.
What a lovely set of windows,it is good that the tradition continues for future generations to marvel at
Brian Walbey: Indeed Martin I hope children for many generations will continue to learn about what happened during those years.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2010, 10:09
A scene repeated in many places across the country I think, Brian. My mum sent her dog to relatives in Wales because the poor thing was traumatised by the bombing in our docks!

This is a fine presentation and its a cracking photo.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. Myt parents had an evacuee girl from Paddington for a while before I was born.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 18 Dec 2010, 11:32
great presentation
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Chantal.
Superb photo Brian. Its nice to know that the children who were sent to Sudbury were well looked after.

Not all were so lucky. I know two people who were evacuated at that time and they were so sorely ill treated they still can't talk aloud about it.

A book has been published dealing with the stories of evacuee, and I only know their stories are because they are in it and they showed it to me.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, I have heard stories about children being ill-treated in the way you suggest. My parents had an evacuee girl from Paddington for a while before I was born, we kept in touch with the family for quite a while after the war and they came to stay for weekends and we went up to them, after a while of course contact drifted away as these things do.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Dec 2010, 14:59
Very nice Brian: a lasting memorial
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I thought you would appreciate it.
Another bit of history, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Tom, long may it be there.
Well found Brian, its a lovely story and memorial. smile
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Linda, thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Dec 2010, 15:46
Yes, a fine stained glass window to commemorate the many, many helping hands during this bad time. We think thankfully also of the lot of families who received Jewish children ("Kindertransport")in England during the war.
My mum and we children were also evacuated at that time in order to escape the air-raids in the bigger towns, I vaguely remember our stays in cellars and shelters during the bomb-attacks.
Brian Walbey: It was a time that we must pray will never be repeated in Europe or indeed the world Philine.
Beautiful window Brian and thanks for the history
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Janet.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 19 Dec 2010, 05:29
Great shot....great presentation and simply a facinating history.....i like it....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Peter.
Ah, that's beautiful Brian
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Pamela, I'm glad I noticed it on my second visit.
Excellent picture and commentary, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.
it tells the story without words realls, great shot
Brian Walbey: It does indeed derek.

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