This exhibition has now finished but if you are interested in any aspects of it, please contact us. 

We have archived the material and oral recordings.


Evacuees arriving at Chipping Norton station

Under the Government's evacuation plan "Operation Pied Piper", over 50 children were evacuated to Churchill and Sarsden during the war. 





...and other visitors to the village


 "Americans are not Englishmen who are different, but foreigners who are rather like us."

Pamphlet issued by the Army Bureau of Current Affairs (1943)   


From 1944, The HQ for CCB Company of 6th Armoured Division, US Army, was based in the grounds of Sarsden House,

and the upper floors of the house itself - the home of Lady Wyfold - became the officers' accommodation.