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#whsfridayfact Windlesham's Evacuation in 1940
Once we heard the announcement that Paris had fallen to the Germans it was decided that Windlesham would evacuate to the country. The first move was to Edgarley Hall, Glastonbury in Somerset. It was soon obvious that Edgarley Hall could be no more than a temporary resting place. It was proven too small to hold the school comfortably and later the unpleasant discovery was made that it was on the direct route taken by the German night bombers on their way to Bristol. So off we went to our next place of 'safety', Croft Lodge, just outside the village of Ambleside, This is where we stayed until the end of the 2nd World War. (Another fact, Edgarley Hal became the Junior School for Millfield in 1945)

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