Sally Haddon's (nee Ellett) memories of being evacuated to Welwyn Garden City

Sally Haddon

The Train Girls

My maiden name was  Sally Ellett. My married name is Sally Haddon. I was born 07.07.1937 and I went to Parkway School and then went to the Grammar School for girls in Hitchin. I lived at number 6, Parkway.

Our family went there after the house in Hackney had been bombed. My grandparents, an aunt, my mother and father and I were all living in the house with Mr Hughes, the tenant. Quite a squash! I think that Mr. Hughes liked my grandmother’s cooking and we all lived together until Mr Hughes moved away.

A group, calling themselves “The Train Girls” still meet up once a year. Gillian Smith, Susan Jones and Audrey Frater and I all enjoy our chats about life as it was in WGC during and just after the war years.

It would be good to have a small tea party for elderly ladies in the area.

This page was added on 08/04/2020.

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  • To all the Train Girls:
    If you’d like to get in touch with eachother again, please send an email to and we will do our best to put you in touch.
    Thanks [Ed.]

    By Marion Hill (08/04/2020)