New book - 'From the Blitz to the heart of Wales', a wartime evacuee story
The story of this book:
The 1940 Salford Christmas Blitz lasted two days and nights, creating terror and panic as the German Luftwaffe
continuously dropped incendiary bombs. The devastation created thousands of fires across the city. 197 people were killed, 800 injured, 8000 homes, 15 schools and 87 churches were badly damaged or destroyed. Miss Jones, the primary school teacher lost both her home and school. She decided to go back home to her village in
Llandybie, taking three of her pupils as evacuees. The children were very scared and frightened at first,
as they had never left home before. With the help of Miss Jones and the kindness of the Welsh farmers and villagers they thrived and became a part of the Welsh community.
A heartwarming tale set at the time of the 1940s Blitz of Salford and Manchester. Little Arthur, Johnny and Lizzie are rescued from the 1940 Christmas Eve Blitz of Salford by their teacher. After a long and beautiful journey through the heart of Mid-Wales they arrive in the village of Llandybie. The children learn about life on a rural farm and take part in school activities whilst learning Welsh and the culture of Wales.
All sales of this book will go to Gwili Railway, The Heart of Wales Line and Friends of Llandovery Station. Thank you to Anne Signol for sponsoring this book. Written by Anne Signol and illustrated by Scott Artus.
Once lockdown ends in Wales we will launch the book, the book has also been funded by the Welsh Freelance Economic Recovery Fund. This book will Scott to illustrate the book and take it to the West Wales Schools. The book will be printed locally supporting local Welsh Businesses.