Stories we can’t forget: Remembrance Day for Peabody
Kitty Baxter's account of World War II as a young girl and how she later moved into her first Peabody home near Bond St.
When Kitty Baxter was a young girl, she survived the London Blitz. She had been evacuated from her home in London as a nine year old in 1939 but was unknowingly sent back to her family upon the beginning of The Blitz.
Her and her family survived the bombings by hiding in a communal shelter in Camberwell. Over the next six years, Kitty and thousands of other children like her were continually evacuated to and from London to ensure their safety.
Kitty Baxter, above, with photographs of her father who fought and died during
the war, and a letter her family received notifying of his death
After the war
Kitty moved into her first Peabody home near Bond St. For the past 60 years she has lived in a Peabody home and continues to live in the same area today.
Kitty now regularly volunteers at the Imperial War Museum to share her experiences of being an evacuee during the war so that school children can hear first-hand what it was like to live through the war.
Kitty has written a book chronicling her experiences during the war. She hopes her book, Kitty’s new pajamas will be published in the coming months.
Celebrating Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day is held on the second Sunday in November each and every year and Remembrance Sunday commemorates the agreement to end fighting during the First World War in 1918.Remembrance ceremonies taking place this weekend: 10 - 12 November 2017