By Leon Symons, May 27, 2009
A group of World War II evacuees who spent the war at the same school will be holding a reunion on September 1 — and it could be the last time they meet.
The group, who were at Dame Alice Owen boys’ school in Islington, were evacuated on September 1, 1939, two days before Britain declared war on Germany.
They were taken to the town of Bedford and Bedford Modern School, where they have held a reunion on that day every decade since 1979.
One of the organisers, David Bernstein, who lives in Croydon, has helped write a book about the group, most of whom are now in their 80s.