My cousin is coming to Manchester. The family were staying in Liverpool, but as it is now a restricted area, they will be arriving in Manchester at 12 noon tomorrow.

1938 - 1950


Air raids continue here in Manchester, our poor neighbours in the top attic room are having a terrible time. Every night they take refuge in the Anderson Shelter and lay on a mattress on the floor; it’s gone absolutely wet. She must buy bunks for the children’s sake and should have had them weeks before.



The ladies desperately need prams! Three who have recently had babies and are without wheeled help, they have to walk about carrying the babies in arms. Mrs Wellington has been all over town looking for some.

Correspondance 1-29 Nov 1940

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Please note that Refugee X represents an amalgamation of case files provided by the Jewish Refugee Committee based in Manchester, between 1938-1950 (the information has been adapted from the series m102/1/2 ). We have stayed as close to the original text as possible. As access to some items within this series is restricted, where applicable dates, names and places have been changed or omitted. If you have any questions you comment on the post or email archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk.