At the station the evacuees caused an understandable stir of emotion amongst travellers when it was realised who they were. A poignant moment. The group also looked at the new display about the Lowestoft evacuation, created by Paul Marsh, in the Waiting Room. A duplicate of this is now installed at Lowestoft Station. Photographs were duly taken and we are very grateful to David Jones at The Glossop Chronicle for publishing a story and feature. Also thanks to High Peak Radio and Emma for interviewing Chris.
The evacuees visited friends and places special to them whilst here including trips to Bakewell and Castleton. A memorable meal took place one evening at Wren Nest Carvery where the evacuees burst into song with renditions of many well known World War Two songs! Their singing went down so well that management asked if they could return for Christmas!
On their final day Sheila Webster of Glossop, widow of a former evacuee, presented the evacuees with original LED bottle lamps as mementos of their visit. We look forward to seeing our Lowestoft friends again soon!