• Peter Berthoud

Vacuation

Updated: Sep 22

Vacuation


First Published: 1939, Anonymous

Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited


Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Leaflet


Vacuation Box Front With Title Card
Vacuation Box Front With Title Card

The 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 - 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 - 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: 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: 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 Mark.

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