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From the Blitz to the heart of Wales - Children's Book

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 heart warming 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.

Proceeds from this book will help community organisations and will be launched in April.

From the Blitz to the heart of Wales - Children's Book
School Christmas decorations

School Christmas decorations

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Hiding from the bombs in the cellar

Hiding from the bombs in the cellar

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

End of term, back home from school

End of term, back home from school

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

The Christmas Eve Blitz of Manchester and Salford 1940.

The Christmas Eve Blitz of Manchester and Salford 1940.

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Saved from the blitz

Saved from the blitz

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Christmas day 1940.

Christmas day 1940.

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

The Teacher's offer of rescue

The Teacher's offer of rescue

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Toy soldier

Toy soldier

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Evacuating the children

Evacuating the children

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

The black beast (train)

The black beast (train)

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Learning Welsh songs on the train to Wales

Learning Welsh songs on the train to Wales

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Spitfires over the Heart of Wales railway line

Spitfires over the Heart of Wales railway line

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Arriving in Wales

Arriving in Wales

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Dolly the farm horse

Dolly the farm horse

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Mr Jackdaw - Welsh Song

Mr Jackdaw - Welsh Song

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Night Owl, arriving at the farm

Night Owl, arriving at the farm

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Bath time before bed on the farm

Bath time before bed on the farm

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Sleeping in the attic

Sleeping in the attic

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Feral cat

Feral cat

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Herding the cows

Herding the cows

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Feeding the chickens

Feeding the chickens

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Delivering the rations and milk to the villagers

Delivering the rations and milk to the villagers

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Learning about farming

Learning about farming

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

New school in Wales

New school in Wales

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Skipping

Skipping

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Walking to the beats of the song

Walking to the beats of the song

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Jogging on the spot to the music

Jogging on the spot to the music

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Crawling to the words of the song

Crawling to the words of the song

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Riding Dolly the Horse

Riding Dolly the Horse

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

Bad tackle at the football match

Bad tackle at the football match

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

The winning goal

The winning goal

Illustrations for Anne Signol's new book 'From the blitz to the heart of Wales'.

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