Ewhurst History Society


Tuesday, 21st September 2021

21st September 2021- Ewhurst in the Second World War

To be held at the Ewhurst Youth and Sports Building (EYSC) at Ewhurst Recreation ground at 8.00pm (NB - not the Baptist Church)

Ewhurst in the Second World War – a talk by Janet Balchin

Ewhurst received over 500 child evacuees in 1939 and 1940. Most of the young men and women of Ewhurst served in some way, some losing their lives, and others winning gallantry awards. Ewhurst people had an impact on the international stage with their involvement in the Liberation of Ethiopia and Anglo-Japanese relations. Much was going on the Home Front too, with the Home Guard, canteens for troops and an enormous amount of knitting and stitching.