Evacuees return to Pinchbeck for visit

Kitty (left) with her sister Betty, brother Bill and cousin Earnie.
Kitty (left) with her sister Betty, brother Bill and cousin Earnie.
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Former evacuees Kitty Roach and Rosina Holder enjoyed their trip down memory lane visit to Pinchbeck.

Their landlord at Westbrooke House B & B, Richard Blackbourn, drove them to Pinchbeck and gave them a tour of the outskirts of the village, where Kitty lived for some of her time as an evacuee in Mill Green.

During their exploration of Pinchbeck they popped into the old village school, which now houses the library.

There they bumped into someone called Teddy who they thought was at school at the same time they were – although Rose was only three, she was sent to school with her older siblings.

Kitty said: “It was marvellous to meet somebody who was actually alive when we were in Pinchbeck, though he didn’t remember us.”

They walked the length of the village, to the spot where the cottage once stood in which Rose lived so unhappily as a toddler.

They saw the Baptist church, went to look at St Mary’s Church and the neighbouring lodge where Kitty spent some time, and stopped for coffee at the Bull Inn.