Evacuation to Langham
Like many children in London, and other cities around the country, the pupils from Waltham Forest were evacuated, for their safety, during the Second World war; they were taken to Rutland (now an area of Leicestershire) and most had a very happy time living with the families there.
Right: This shows the towns in Rutland, that the Henry Maynard pupils were evacuated to (nos. of children in brackets)
The Maynard Road Evacuees
In 2009 one of the Maynard Road pupils who had been evacuated to Langham got in touch with the school to tell his story. His name was Gary Godfrey. He visited each class and on a return visit to the school he brought some of the other evacuees; the children served afternoon tea and entertained the visitors with songs from the second world war and dancing.
Visit to the Langham school in 1911
Click on the headline above to find out about when the Evacuees and pupils were invited back to Langham