The Stoke—on—Trent Winton Children Story In 1939 Asaf, Lisa, Hugo, Charles and Alisa arrived in Stoke-on-Trent after escaping Nazi persecution In Czechoslovakia. Hanna Strasser a refugee from Czechoslovakia established the Czech Children Refugee Committee North Staffordshire in 1939 with a little help from Labour Councillor Austin Brookes. Nicholas Winton was at the time the national chair of the organisation. The Czech Children Refugee Committee worked in partnership with the city council to provide accommodation for the children— Number 10 St Christopher Avenue, Penkhull. The Children are now of course adults and will be returning to the city as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project, documenting their remarkable story of leaving home, their journey to the city, the time they spent within Stoke-on-Trent and how their experiences shaped their futures. It's with great pleasure that I write to invite you to the Winton Children Reunion at Penkhull Village Hall. An informal evening has been organised to welcome back Asaf, Charles, Hugo, Lisa, Alisa and Robert to the city. Come and join us for an evening of celebration, reminisce, supper and live music. Eveninq Schedule SPM Arrive g.30PM Welcome. Jonathan Ballemy, Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Partnership 8.3SPM The Winton Children Story, Fred Hughes, Project Historian 8.4SPM Time to Reminisce, Professor Ray Johnson 9PM Stokie Supper (Oatcakes / Pie and Pea's) 9PM—9.40PM The Bombshell's (1940's band) IO.IOPM—IO.SOPM The Bombshell's (1940's band) IIPM