Government evacuation scheme

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Title

Government evacuation scheme

Description

A letter sent to George Shephard Johns' parents concerning the government evacuation scheme. The Municipal offices ask George's parents for a contribution for an allowance.

Date

1939-10-24

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Format

Single page type written letter with envelope

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Identifier

EWoodHJJohnsHJ-F391024-0001, EWoodHJJohnsHJ-F391024-0002

Transcription

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MUNICIPAL SECONDARY SCHOOL
WEST BROMWICH
EVACUATION
Mr Johns,
21, Burrows St.
West Bromwich
GEORGE
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[underlined] BOROUGH OF TAMWORTH [/underlined]
Municipal Offices,
Tamworth.
24th October, 1939.
Dear Sir or Madam,
[underlined] Government Evacuation Scheme. [/underlined]
Since the issue of our previous circular letter of September 23rd, the Government have required a contribution of at least 6/- per week from the parents of every billeted child. At the same times the allowance for all children over 16 have now been fixed at 10/6 a week irrespective of the number billeted in one household.
We feel in these circumstances that it is unreasonable to suggest a further payment for older children of as much as 7/6 per week, and therefore propose that a uniform sum of 5/- per week should be regarded as fair contribution by parents to householders in the case of pupils over 14.
We hope that both parents and householders will help to ensure the success of the Evacuation Scheme by accepting this arrangement, which we feel is fair to both sides.
Yours faithfully,
H.J. WOOD,
Mayor.
H. WOOD,
Town Clerk [symbol] Chief Billeting Officer.
P.W. BUTLER,
Headmaster, West Bromwich Grammar School.

Citation

Municipal Offices. Tamworth, “Government evacuation scheme,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/44174.

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