CARE Then and Now: “I still have the labels”
Mrs June Darby, now living in London, told us:
My parents and I received at least three parcels and I still have the labels and correspondence. We were living in Bermondsey, South East London, and the labels list the contents and are dated 1949, 1950 and 1951.
There is a letter from Mr & Mrs Waller [from Seattle, Washington, USA, who paid for the packages] to my family in 1947... Sadly my parents are no longer with us. I am aged 74 today!
Share your story
If you or your family or someone you know received a CARE package, please get in touch to tell us your story:
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We’re very happy for you to just share a few memories or your full story – as much or as little as you want to share. And if you have any photos or other memorabilia to go with your story, please let us know. We’ve created an online home for memories about the original CARE packages (and we feature longer stories on our website too). We think it’s important that the stories aren’t forgotten and that future generations can share them.
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