On Friday 1st September 1939 children from Acton Central School and other Acton schools boarded a train at Acton main line station for Kingsbridge in Devon. The Girls remained there while the boys (with two of their sisters) were accommodated in Dartmouth. War with Germany was declared two days later. The school remained in Dartmouth and Kingsbridge until 1942.
Cyril King was an Old Dartmothian who over the years collected a large amount of assorted archive material, much of it backed up with his personal memories of the town, its clubs & businesses. The collection is held at Dartmouth Museum. A large section of the archives is devoted to photographs and Philip & Son where he worked for many years and learnt his trade as a Draughtsman. For convenience the collection has been loaded in six parts. Those wishing to research a particular archive further should contact the museum quoting the reference number or numbers. (2012.102.001 for example). Volume 1 includes recollections of his time at school in Dartmouth.