This wonderful connection was kindly sent to us by Jan Godfrey MBE of The Wayland Partnership:

During World War Two, my sister Sheila, my husband Ken, his sister Jean and I were all at school in Carbrooke (near Watton).  The Americans based at Watton were very interested in our little school and one of them set up a pen-pal contact with Leona Robbins, an 11 year old.  Her mother kept all the letters we sent and eventually Leona gave them to the Library of Virginia who posted some of them on the internet.  You can see some of the letters, and a lovely photograph of a party at Carbrooke school, here.  You can find out more about Carbrooke’s history here.