Market Lavington Museum

Emms – Evacuees


History is continuous. This year we may commemorate 100 years since the start of World War One and 100 seems important because we have a decimal number system. It is also 75 years since the start of World War Two – not so important to us, but maybe it should be because there are still people about who remember that event.

It’s World War II we remember today with a photo of three evacuees who were members of the same family – the Emms.

The Emms brothers were Second World War evacuees in Market Lavington

The Emms brothers were Second World War evacuees in Market Lavington

These three are Albert, Fred and Tom Emms, from London. They had spells living near Chippenham and Devizes and then the family were offered accommodation in Market Lavington Market Place. This meant the three boys, their two sisters and their mum could all be together.

We have included some of their memories before on this blog.