In 1940 over 40,000 people were evacuated from Guernsey prior to the military occupation of the island by German forces and Disley became home to a group of Guernsey’s children for the next five years. On Sunday 7th February Deputy Mike O’ Hara, Guernsey’s Minister of Culture and Leisure and his wife Teresa visited Disley and attended Morning Service at St. Mary’s Church. They were given a very warm welcome by Revd. Margaret Owen, Parish Councillors and members of the congregation. Barbara Roberts, Chairman of Disley History Society presented Deputy O’Hara with a copy of the ‘A Village History’ DVD. Mike is seen here holding the commemorative inscribed copper cream jug that was given to Disley by evacuees following liberation of the island and which is kept in the Memorial Chapel at St. Mary’s . Many lifelong friendships were forged at this time and several Disley residents still have regular contact and visits.Disley Parish Council are are looking into the possibility of twinning with a similar sized Parish in Guernsey.