As war became inevitable, children were moved from major cities to places that were considered to be at less risk of attack.

After the defeat of France in June 1940, Brighton suddenly became much more vulnerable to a German invasion. As a result, most local children were evacuated to other parts of the UK.

Evacuees at Brighton Station
Evacuees on Queen's Road, September 1939
Evacuee Labels
Group of adults and evacuee children on steps of a building in Brighton during the Second World War
Certificate of thanks
Evacuated children arriving at Brighton Station
Evacuees being introduced to a prospective family in Brighton
Brighton Mayor Bernard Dutton Bryant offering children sweets as they prepare to evacuate, 10 July 1943