Brian Bass

Recollections of evacuation to Whitehaven.

Born in 1937, Brian Bass was too young to be evacuated at the outbreak of war. He remained in London with his family until the re-commencement of bombing in 1944 when he was evacuated with his sister to Whitehaven. Initially the siblings were allocated separate billets. However, as soon as their mother found out, arrangements were made for the siblings to be billeted together. The time Brian spent in Whitehaven was very different from his experience of war in London.

‘There was no knowledge of bombing at all, we were completely free to that. We went to the local primary school, which we enjoyed. There wasn’t any trouble. There were different people that looked after us, I can remember one lady who used to take us out to the cinema down in Whitehaven’.

This page was added by Malin Lundin on 25/06/2012.