WW2 Evacuees in Scrooby School

Lance Wright

Lance Wright (lancwright@btinternet.com)

Scrooby School, date unknown, from Izzi Marshall Scrooby School, date unknown (?1920s?), from Izzi Marshall

I have been extracting evacuees from school admission registers for the whole county (where they survive) and housed at Notts. County Archives, Wilford St, Nottingham. I wondered if you would be interested in the Scrooby children concerned.

The following entries are from the Scrooby Pilgrim Fathers' School Log Book which is held at the Notts Archives, Wilford St, Nottingham. What I have done whilst doing the research on evacuees is to work side by side with the Log Books and Admissions Registers, assuming they have survived or at the Archives. What I have extracted from the Log Books are any details of travelling teachers and also notes on individual children if there is a mention. Obviously there are certain Copyright requests so I would not wish money to be made from the entries.

Log Book for Scrooby, Pilgrim Fathers School. (NCA. SL/146/1/1)

18.9.193919 children were admitted, 17 being evacuees from Leeds, with Miss H.M. Henley, also an evacuated teacher from Leeds.
28.9.19392 evacuees returned to Leeds Kathleen & Dorothy Ellis.
25.10.1939Mr Heap (Inspector from Leeds) called to see the Leeds evacuees.
1.11.1939Jean Thomson, has returned to Leeds, and Ursula Forsyth to Hull.
13.12.1939Mr Ray, HMI called and took particulars of the evacuees.
15.12.19395 evacuees have left today to return to Chapeltown. On Sunday I received a letter from Leeds E.A.releasing Miss Henley during the Christmas Holidays, as so few children will be left in Scrooby.
19.1.1940Miss H.M. Henley, returned to Leeds.
12.2.1940Received information today to say the Connie Robertshaw, an evacuee could take her art examination in school rather than travel to Mansfield.
1.4.1940Connie & Howard Robertshaw returned to Leeds. Rosemary Uttley from Sheffield has not been in school since Xmas.
10.6.194012 evacuees admitted from Great Yarmouth with Mr Hindes in charge.
8.7.194011 more evacuees admitted. Tables and chairs have been borrowed from the Church Room.
17.7.1940Received notification that the Church Room could be used from today.
26.8.1940Mr Hindes left today to join RAF. Mr. Harrison has taken over his duties here. Geoffrey Calver has left to Great Yarmouth.
5.9.1940Margaret Fields, an evacuee from Leeds has been medically examined for evacuation overseas.
8.10.1940Raymond Bullock, an evacuee from Great Yarmouth was bitten by a horse. Check was swollen and inflamed ΓΆΒ?Β? sent to clinic.
2.10.19402 children from London admitted. Angela Woodley and Charles Carpenter.
17.12.194012 evacuees from Birmingham admitted.
6.1.19412 evacuees from Birmingham have returned home. I evacuee from Great Yarmouth has joined his brother at Retford.
21.1.1941Alert sounded at 3.20pm. Children were sent home.
28.1.1941Shirley & Meryl Whitcombe, evacuees from Birmingham sent home with measles.
11.2.1941John Nickerson, an evacuee from great Yarmouth, suspected measles.
12.2.1941Roger Tonks has measles; his brother Paul Tonks has been excluded because unsure whether he has had them or not.
17.2.1941Gladys Nickerson has developed Chicken Pox; her sister Ida Nickerson has been excluded.
21.4.1941Dennis Bryanton an evacuee from Great Yarmouth has been re-admitted because of bombing of the coastal area.
8.5.19415 evacuees, Geoffrey Brian Cooke, Ralph Cockerill, Ernest Clarke,
Ronald Ramsey Roberts and Raymond Benjamin Bullock, have absented themselves from school this morning. I understand they have gone to view the German Bomber that was shot down at Scrooby Top last night.
19.6.1941Ernest Clarke has left the village.
20.6.1941Charles Carpenter has returned to London.
31.7.1941Ida & Gladys Nickerson have left to join their mother at Hemsley.
1.9.1941Only 5 evacuees on roll.
8.9.1941Sheila Miller, an unofficial evacuee from Hull admitted.
3.10.1941The Church Room is no longer required. Mr. Harrison finished his service with us.
25.11.1941Garth & Brenda Maw have been isolated. Scabies suspected.
10.12.1941Garth & Brenda Maw returned back to school.
17.12.1941Angela Woodley had mild attack of rabies confirmed by clinic.
5.1.1942Sheila Miller returned to Hull.
1.6.1942Ronald Chillingworth returned to Great Yarmouth as he is now 14.
8.6.1942Norman & Stanley Rees the last of our evacuees have returned to Great Yarmouth.

Admissions Register for Scrooby, Pilgrim Fathers School

The following attachment is alphabetically listed for ease of searching. You will notice that not all children are listed as having a guardian or billet address. These are missing in the original. You will also notice that the Notts archive references are given for both Ad Book and Log Book.

Surname Forenames Date of Entry Parent Address DoB Leaving date Result Source Ad No E/V
ARDRON John William 02 Feb 1942 William Riverside Farm, Scrooby 30 May 1931 18 Sep 1942 Returned to Sheffield SA/146/1/1 248 RA
ARLICK Eunice 18 Sep 1939 David 06 Oct 1930 15 Dec 1939 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 182 OE
ARLICK Pauline Freda 18 Sep 1939 David 22 Sep 1927 15 Dec 1939 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 175 OE
BARNES Harry 08 Jul 1940 William c/o Mr Sharman, Scooby 28 Aug 1927 20 Dec 1940 Returned to Great Yarmouth SA/146/1/1 208 OE
BRYANSTON Dennis Paul 21 Apr 1941 c/o Mr T Dunstan, Scrooby 09 Sep 1928 23 Jan 1942 Returned to Great Yarmouth SA/146/1/1 191 RA
BRYANTON Dennis Paul 10 Jun 1940 Walter 03 Sep 1928 17 Oct 1940 Left District SA/146/1/1 191 OE
BULLOCK Ray Benjamin 10 Jun 1940 Frederick 15 Aug 1928 03 Oct 1941 Left to Langold SA/146/1/1 194 OE
BUNNEWELL Arthur Leonard 10 Jun 1940 Arthur 18 Aug 1928 29 Nov 1940 Left District SA/146/1/1 195 OE
BURROUGHS Raymond Ernest 10 Jun 1940 Ernest 08 Sep 1928 20 Dec 1940 Left District SA/146/1/1 192 OE
BUTLER Alfred John Dennis 10 Jun 1940 Margaret 03 Jun 1926 30 Sep 1940 Employment Age, Returned Home SA/146/1/1 193 OE
CALVER Geoffrey James 10 Jun 1940 James 19 Aug 1928 23 Aug 1940 Transferred to Retford Grammar School SA/146/1/1 196 OE
CARPENTER Charles 26 Apr 1944 Walter c/o Mrs Sully, Alfa House 12 Jul 1933 28 Jul 1944 Returned to London SA/146/1/1 271 RA
CARPENTER Charles 22 Oct 1940 Walter c/o Mrs West, Scrooby 12 Jul 1934 20 Jun 1941 Returned to London SA/146/1/1 220 OE
CARTER Cecil 08 Jul 1940 William c/o Mr Sharman, Scooby 04 Mar 1928 20 Dec 1940 Returned to Great Yarmouth SA/146/1/1 209 OE
CASHMAN Geoffrey Oliver 10 Jun 1940 Thomas 01 Apr 1927 01 Aug 1941 Employment Age, Returned Home SA/146/1/1 197 OE
CHILLINGWORTH Ronald 10 Jun 1940 Harold 25 Feb 1928 22 May 1942 Employment Age, Returned Home SA/146/1/1 199 OE
CLARKE Ernest Edward 10 Jun 1940 Ernest 26 Apr 1927 18 Jun 1941 Left to pershore SA/146/1/1 198 OE
COCKRILL Ralph Ernest 10 Jun 1940 Arthur 11 Jan 1928 01 Aug 1941 Left District SA/146/1/1 200 OE
COCKRILL Ronald James 10 Jun 1940 Cecil 21 Apr 1927 15 Nov 1940 Returned to Great Yarmouth SA/146/1/1 201 OE
CROOKE Geoffrey Brian 08 Jul 1940 Frederick c/o Mr Malinder, Scooby 03 Oct 1926 01 Aug 1941 Employment Age, Returned Home SA/146/1/1 206 OE
DAVIES Elizabeth Rose 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mrs Sully, Alfa House 06 Oct 1933 07 Feb 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 230 OE
DAVIES Jean 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mrs Johnson, North Rd 01 Feb 1929 07 Feb 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 224 OE
DAVIES Marion 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mrs Sully, Alfa House 11 Jan 1931 20 Dec 1940 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 227 OE
DOVE Marjorie Indera 30 Sep 1940 Gertrude (GM) c/o Mrs Wright, Scrooby 23 Feb 1929 28 Mar 1941 Returned to Paddington SA/146/1/1 218 OE
ELLIS Dorothy 18 Sep 1939 William 05 Oct 1926 22 Sep 1939 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 169 OE
ELLIS Kathleen 18 Sep 1939 William 20 Apr 1931 22 Sep 1939 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 181 OE
FARRAR Valerie Lawson 18 Sep 1939 Walter 20 Jul 1927 15 Dec 1939 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 171 OE
FIELDS Margaret 18 Sep 1939 Joseph 10 Nov 1927 16 May 1941 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 173 OE
FORSYTH Ursula 18 Sep 1939 Joseph 08 Nov 1928 27 Oct 1939 Returned to Hull SA/146/1/1 169 OE
FULLER David John 10 Jun 1940 21 Apr 1927 25 Apr 1941 Employment Age, Returned Home SA/146/1/1 202 OE
GLYNN Sylvia 18 Sep 1939 Harry 26 Apr 1929 08 Dec 1939 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 180 OE
GOLD Jean 17 Dec 1940 c.o Mrs Tansy, Station House 18 Jun 1927 13 Jun 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 223 OE
GREVILLE Christine Anita Margaret 18 Sep 1939 Jack 07 May 1928 15 Dec 1939 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 176 OE
GRIFFITHS Margaret 17 Dec 1940 c.o Mrs Tansy, Station House 23 Jul 1934 13 Jun 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 232 OE
HAMSTEAD Vera 23 Nov 1939 George c/o Mrs Copestake, Scrooby 09 Apr 1925 24 Nov 1939 Returned to Rotherham SA/146/1/1 187 OE
HARRISON Ida 18 Sep 1939 Robert 04 Feb 1926 09 Feb 1940 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 174 OE
HARRISON Joyce 18 Sep 1939 Robert 13 May 1930 09 Feb 1940 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 179 OE
HARRISON Robert 18 Sep 1939 Robert 27 Mar 1934 09 Feb 1940 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 185 OE
HARRISON Violet 18 Sep 1939 Robert 05 Feb 1932 09 Feb 1940 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 184 OE
HEWINS Michael 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mrs Johnson, East Villa 16 Mar 1934 20 Dec 1940 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 231 OE
HEWINS Patricia 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mrs Johnson, East Villa 06 Feb 1927 25 Apr 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 222 OE
LENNON Lilian 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mr Levington, 'Fairview' 13 Mar 1928 31 Jan 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 225 OE
MALPASS Edith 18 Sep 1939 William 08 Jan 1928 15 Dec 1939 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 177 OE
MARRIETTE Louis 28 Oct 1940 Louis Bishopsfield 01 Nov 1934 02 May 1941 Returned to Liverpool SA/146/1/1 221 OE
MAW Brenda Jean 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mrs Stafford, Scrooby 27 Jan 1934 15 Aug 1946 Returned to Sheffield SA/146/1/1 235 OE
MAW Garth Fields 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mrs Stafford, Scrooby 10 Jan 1931 29 Mar 1945 Employment Age, Returned Home SA/146/1/1 234 OE
MENZER Mavis 18 Sep 1939 Hyman 17 Apr 1928 08 Dec 1939 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 178 OE
MILLER Sheila Patricia 08 Sep 1941 c/o Mrs Pinder, Ash Lea, Scrooby 02 Apr 1930 19 Dec 1941 Returned to Hull SA/146/1/1 242 OE
NICKERSON Gladys Maud 08 Jul 1940 Jack c/o Mrr H Hudson, Scooby 18 Apr 1928 01 Aug 1941 Joined mother SA/146/1/1 213 OE
NICKERSON Ida Marlene 08 Jul 1940 Jack c/o Mrs H Johsnon, Scooby 16 Feb 1935 01 Aug 1941 Joined mother SA/146/1/1 216 OE
NICKERSON John Robert 08 Jul 1940 Jack c/o Mrs Turner, Scooby 21 Nov 1933 30 Jun 1941 Joined mother SA/146/1/1 215 OE
NICKERSON Peggy irene 08 Jul 1940 Jack c/o Mrs Turner, Scooby 07 Jan 1931 30 Jun 1941 Joined mother SA/146/1/1 214 OE
PARR Christopher 13 Mar 1944 Leslie The Kennels, Scrooby 06 Feb 1937 28 Apr 1944 Returned to Chertsey SA/146/1/1 265 OE
PINDER Brian Sydney 23 Jun 1941 c/o John Pinder, Ash Lea, Scrooby 17 Jun 1935 04 Dec 1942 Gone to Hull SA/146/1/1 239 OE
REES Doris Hilda 08 Jul 1940 William c/o Mrs Bramall, Scrooby 24 May 1927 01 Aug 1941 Left District SA/146/1/1 217 OE
REES Norman 08 Jul 1940 William c/o Mrs Cresswell, Scooby 27 Apr 1929 05 Jun 1942 Returned to Great Yarmouth SA/146/1/1 212 OE
REES Stanley 08 Jul 1940 William c/o Mrs Cresswell, Scooby 01 Sep 1931 05 Jun 1942 Returned to Great Yarmouth SA/146/1/1 210 OE
ROBERTS Ronald Ramsay 08 Jul 1940 Harry c/o Mr Malinder, Scooby 04 Oct 1926 01 Aug 1941 Employment Age, Returned Home SA/146/1/1 207 OE
ROBERTSHAW Constance Mary 18 Sep 1939 Harry 28 Oct 1926 21 Mar 1940 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 170 OE
ROBERTSHAW Howard 18 Sep 1939 Harry 22 Sep 1930 25 Mar 1940 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 183 OE
SPRAGUE Barbara 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mrs Marrison, 'Whyfields' 26 Dec 1928 10 Jan 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 226 OE
SPRAGUE Graham 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mrs Marrison, 'Whyfields' 03 Mar 1933 10 Jan 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 228 OE
STEWART Jean Marguarite 03 Mar 1941 c/o Mrs Woodcock, Ash Lea, Scrooby 03 Mar 1941 11 Jul 1941 Returned to Bristol SA/146/1/1 238 OE
THOMSOM gertrude Beatrice 08 Jul 1940 Ernest c/o Mr Ford, Scooby 22 Apr 1928 13 Dec 1940 Left to Morcambe SA/146/1/1 211 OE
THOMSON Jean 18 Sep 1939 Robert Neal 07 May 1927 26 Oct 1939 Returned to Leeds SA/146/1/1 172 OE
TONKS Paul Adrian 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mr Lister, Church Lane 25 Sep 1928 21 Mar 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 236 OE
TONKS Roger 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mr Lister, Church Lane 16 Feb 1935 21 Mar 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 237 OE
UTTLEY Rosemary 15 Nov 1939 George Wilks 30 May 1930 31 May 1940 Left District SA/146/1/1 186 UE
WHITECOMBE Meryl 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mr Levington, 'Fairview' 06 May 1933 02 May 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 229 OE
WHITECOMBE Shirley 17 Dec 1940 c/o Mr Levington, 'Fairview' 25 Oct 1934 02 May 1941 Returned to Birmingham SA/146/1/1 233 OE
WOODLEY Angela Evelyn 22 Oct 1940 Lawrence c/o Mrs West, Scrooby 08 Aug 1934 04 Sep 1942 Returned to London SA/146/1/1 219 OE