Listening Project

Conversation between co-evacuees, John and Paulette, about being evacuated from Guernsey during the German occupation of the island.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    John's home

  • Interviewees

    Helyer, John, 1932- (male, retired carpet fitter), Tapp, Paulette, 1932- (female, retired business woman)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Devon

  • Recordist

    Loosemore, Jo

  • Abstract

    John and Paulette were both evacuated from Guernsey when the German occupation of the island began in 1940. They discuss their memories of leaving the Channel Islands during the Second World War. They also share their childhood experiences and the impact they had on their later lives and on their own children.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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    Photograph of participants

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