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Evacuee Alan Purdie with friend playing King of the Jungle

Evacuee Alan Purdie with friend playing King of the Jungle

Evacuee Alan Purdie and Peter Cole on parade

Evacuee Alan Purdie and Peter Cole on parade

Evacuee, Alan Purdie with his hosts Mr Cole, Peter and Ken Cole and Thea.

Evacuee, Alan Purdie with his hosts Mr Cole, Peter and Ken Cole and Thea. Alan came to Stradbroke in 1940 at the age of 5 and stayed with The Coles at their mill in Mill Lane. He asked for and was given a pet lamb called Larry which he walked on a lead into Stradbroke until it became too big.

Evacuee, Alan Purdie with his mother and his hosts Mr and Mrs Cole.

Evacuee, Alan Purdie with his mother and his hosts Mr and Mrs Cole.

WW2 evacuees report

WW2 evacuees report