Jeffrey Goodwin
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Keele family ended up adopting World War Two evacuee

The evacuation of UK cities at the start of World War Two was the biggest movement of people in the country's history.

Nearly three million people were transported from towns and cities in danger of being bombed to safety in the countryside, with some of them staying after the war ended.

Professor Maggie Andrews, from the University of Worcester, said children from Liverpool, London, Newcastle and inner city Birmingham were sent to the rural area of the Midlands.

Jeffrey Goodwin was sent from London to stay with a family in Keele in Staffordshire when he was three years old.

As Qasa Alom reports, he was eventually adopted by his new family.

  • 11 May 2015
  • From the section England