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WATCH: Kendal's WWII child evacuees.

Peggy as a child with her friends Credit: ITV Border

On the 1st september 1939, thousands of children from Britain's towns and cities were forced to say goodbye to their families.

For many of the children in the North, their destination was the lake district; a place which became a safe haven during the 2nd world war.

On the train from Newcastle to Kendal that day was Peggy Kunzlik.

Safe from the Luftwaffe's raining bombs, Peggy was able to continue her childhood in a tranquil environment, far away from the horrors of the second world war.

We went to see Peggy as she returned to Kendal for the first time since she was a child.

Kate Walby reports

Half-way point for brothers swimming 90 miles

Hudson brothers swimming Credit: ITV Border

Three brothers swimming the ninety-mile length of Cumbria's River Eden in nine days are over halfway through their journey.

Robbie, Jack and Callum Hudson, who were brought up near Penrith, are swimming from Armathwaite to Warwick Bridge today as they head towards the river's end at the Solway Firth.

Two of the Hudson Brothers Credit: ITV Border


WWII evacuee returns to Kendal

Peggy Kunzlik in 1939 Credit: ITV Border

An evacuee from the second world war has returned to the house in Kendal where she was looked after for 3 years.

Peggy Kunzlik was just 11 years old when she was sent away from her family in Newcastle to live with a couple in Cumbria.

She was one of thousands of children from towns and cities taken to the countryside for safety.

Peggy has visited the place she called home during her time as an evacuee in Kendal Credit: ITV Border


WATCH: Scotland's 'Golden-Girl'

Para-athlete Shelby Watson was given a warm welcome in her hometown of Johnstonebridge after winning five gold medals at the Cerebral Palsy World Games.

Shelby's dad Russ can't believe the progress she has made in only 2 years.

Family and friends came to congratulate Shelby on her 5 gold medals from the Cerebral Palsy World Games.

WATCH: Helicopter rescue at Scafell Pike

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after falling on England's highest mountain.

Members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to Lingmell Coll on Scafell Pike yesterday evening to help the casualty who'd broken her ankle.

The rescue was the first carried out in the Lake District by a Sikorsky helicopter which is replacing the RAF Sea Kings.

Golden-Girl Shelby's homecoming

Shelby was welcomed home by family ad friends Credit: ITV Border

Para-athlete Shelby Watson has been given a heroes welcome in her hometown of Johnstonebridge after winning an incredible five gold medals at the Cerebral Palsy World Games.

She says she was overwhelmed by the pipe band that played as she arrived home and shocked at how many people had come to celebrate her homecoming.

Golden-Girl Shelby Credit: ITV Border
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