John Dale has been looking through our school log books kept over the WW2 period and he has found several air raid alerts:
9th Nov 1939 Air-raid drill practice morning and afternoon
14-16 some doors and windows being protected with sandbags, so that various parts of school may be used as shelters in case of air-raids.
14 May 1940 children are to carry gas masks to school
19 June Air-raid warning early morning
10 Sept Air-raid shelters are being built in the playground.
9 Oct respirators tested today.
16 Oct 19 children supplied with respirators
8 Nov Air-raid warning 8.40-8.55 am
11 Nov Air-raid warning 2.50-3.30 pm
13 Nov Air-raid warning 2.05-2.20 pm
3 Dec Air-raid warning 2.35-3.35 pm
5 Dec Air-raid warning 1.37-1.55 pm
11 Dec Air-raid warning 9.38-9.53 am
13 Dec Air-raid warning 10-10.20 am & 10.45-11.08 am
17 Dec Air-raid warning 2.15-2.45 pm
20 Dec Air-raid warning 2.40-3.00 pm
10 Jan 41 Air-raid warning 11.30-11.45 am
17 Jan Stirrup pump supplied in case of fire or incendiary bombs
21 Jan Air-raid warning 2.52-4pm
27 Jan Air-raid warning 1.55-3.25pm
28 Jan Air-raid warning 11.25-11.55am
30 Jan Air-raid warning 11.40-11.55am & at 3pm
31 Jan Air-raid warning 11.40-11.55am & 12-1.20pm
3 Feb Air-raid warning 10-10.08 am
5 Feb Air-raid warning 2.15-2.55pm
6 Feb Air-raid warning 3.15-4.40
12 Feb Air-raid warning 3.40-4 pm
14 Feb shelters in playground discussed stirrup pump instruction
20 Feb Air-raid warning 3.15-3.30pm
27 Feb Air-raid warning 1.15-2.20 pm
7 Mar Air-raid warning 11.40-12.20, 2.30-3.20, 3.45-4.10
21 Mar Air-raid warning 2.10-3.10 Machine guns heard after plane passed over.
26 Mar Air-raid warning 1.40-2.10 & 3.40-3.56 pm enquiries about lighting and heating shelters
14 May Air-raid warning 2pm-3pm
10 June short alert 3.30-3.36pm
16 Feb 43 short alert 12-12.10 pm
12 Mar School Iron railings removed for war effort
11 June Two shelters one east and on north of the school are electrically lighted and east shelter heated. Pipes put in this week.
10 July 44 seven children admitted since June 30th unofficially evacuated because of danger of flying bombs
17 Aug mention of shelter having been pulled down 3 months ago.