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Evacuee gets to meet war rescuer


A vintage train carrying 170 of them was greeted at Liverpool Street by Sir Nicholas Winton, the man who organised the trains.

A Staffordshire woman who escaped the holocaust as an evacuee has met the man who arranged her rescue ahead of the outbreak of World War II.

Lisa Midwinter from Stoke-on-Trent was one of a group of evacuees who recreated their steam train journey from Prague to London in 1939.

She was met by Sir Nicholas Winton, 100, who was at London's Liverpool Street station to welcome her.

It is the 70th anniversary of trains organised to carry children to safety.

Ms Midwinter was only three-years-old when she made the journey.

Later, both her parents arrived in Stoke-on-Trent, where they set up an orphanage for Czech children.

Ms Midwinter said when she arrived she and other Czech children were put up in a house in St Christopher's Avenue, were given money and looked after by a committee which included the city's MP at the time.

"I cannot thank Stoke-on-Trent enough," she said.

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