The children returned to school to find they had traveled back in time to the 3rd September 1939. Their teachers were so much stricter and spoke very correctly. The handwriting was tricky but at least multiplication tables were unchanged. When the air raid siren sounded, the only place to shelter was under their tables - what a relief when they heard the all clear.
For those children who missed Mr Chamberlain's speech in church on Sunday, the BBC kindly repeated it so that everyone was made aware that Britain had declared war on Germany after the invasion of Poland. This then explained the necessity for them to complete an identity card and prepare for evacuation to the countryside.