Updated: Sep 17
Vacuation, Card Game
First Published: 1939, Anonymous
Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited
Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Leaflet
Vacuation card game has 44 cards: 24 Evacuees (12 Girls & 12 Boys), 8 Householders, 5 Teachers, 5 Master cards, 1 Alarm and 1 Extra Gas Mask.
Vacation cards: Evacuees - Annie Acorn, Betty Butter, Connie Chuck, Dolly Duck, Fanny Fuzzy, Gertie Guggle, Hilda Howler, Ida Ittinem, Katie Kettle.
Vacation cards: Evacuees - Lucy Lard, Nancy Nitwit, Polly Puffer, Bertie Butter, Charlie Chuck, Danny Duck, Eddy Earwig, Georgie Guggle, Herby Howler.
Vacation cards: Evacuees - Issy Ittinem, Johnny Jinks, Kenny Kettle, Lenny Lard, Nobby Nitwit, Percy Puffer. Householders - S. Alt the Grocer, Old Garge, Rip Saw the Carpenter.
Vacation cards: Householders - Brawny the Smith, Simmy the Shepherd, Farmer Wuzzle, Ketcham the Keeper, Chops the Butcher. Teachers - Mr. Al. Gebra, Mr Tanner, Sniggy Snagg, Miss Prim.
Vacation cards: Teacher - Old G. O’Metry. Master cards - Squire Squirt, Mr. Maths, Mona Mudd, Mick Mudd, Judy Jinks. Air Raid Alarm, Extra Gas Mask.
In 1939 the government feared the prospect of German bombing if Britain went to war. This prompted the officially organised, but voluntary, evacuation of children, mothers with infants and the infirm from British towns and cities. The first wave of evacuations began on 1 September 1939, two days before Britain declared war on Germany. Read more about the evacuations that took place during World War II at The Imperial War Museum.
Vacuation the game uses an abbreviation of Evacuation, without an apostrophe. It was published anonymously but registered to Castell Brothers in December 1939 Pepys, The Story of The Company and its Games 4th Ed.,p9. by Rex Pitts.
A reproduction was produced by British Heritage Ltd. circa 2000.
The original pack featured here was part of Rex Pitts' personal collection.
Game & Version Details
Vacuation - Card Back
Vacuation - Rules Front
Vacuation - Rules Back
Vacuation - Box Back
Vacuation - Box Top
Vacuation - Box Side Left
Vacuation - Box Base
Vacuation - Box Side Right
Vacuation - Box Back With Flap