Book about Second World War evacuation to Weston on sale

PUBLISHED: 19:00 06 August 2018

Maureen Armstrong and her family were evacuated to Weston in 1947. Picture: Henry Woodsford

Maureen Armstrong and her family were evacuated to Weston in 1947. Picture: Henry Woodsford

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A fiction book based on the diary of a family who were evacuated to Weston during World War Two has been published.

Maureen Armstrong and her sister Gillian Fernandez Morton have written Bombweed, based on the diary of their mother, Margaret Smith.

The family spent four months in Weston after arriving by train from Hastings in 1941 and Margaret made notes about the experience.

Maureen stumbled on Margaret’s diary and decided to create a story based around the family’s life in wartime Britain.

She said: “We worked around our mother’s ramblings and used them to create an engrossing fiction story.

“Writing has always been a passion of mine and we have worked very hard to create this book.”

Bombweed is on sale in Weston Museum and on Amazon.

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