World War Two

Ray Kathleen D’Arcy: Sharing School

Ray was born in Egypt in 1926. Her father was in the army and the family moved to England when Ray was five, settling in Leicester in 1932. Ray attended mainstream primary and secondary schools.

Here Ray recalls moving into a nearby girls’ school during wartime.


Well yes, we were evacuated, up the road to the Wyggeston Girls’ School while they put sandbags round our school because they got a – Wyggeston Girls', they'd got an air raid shelter which was underground, it was built in the grounds of the school. Mind you we could have been bombed going to and from school when you think about it. So we had to move into their school, and we had one floor of their school and they had the other floors. So there were two girls’ schools all in the same building.

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