From Elizabeth Lloyd, The Story of a Community
This refuge [St. Peter's Hall, Oxford; December 1940] had been found at such incredibly short notice, through the good offices of Mary Stocks, who was a cousin of Miss Leila, and of course knew her very well. Mary Stock's daughter, Helen, was at the time too, on the staff of the Community. It was fortunately still the vacation, so St.Peter's Hall was empty.
The Principal of Somerville was naturally very anxious to get the boys housed somewhere else before her students returned and happening to meet Mr. Basil de Selincourt, she mentioned her predicament to him. "Oh," he said, "I could have some of them." Eight boys went to his country house outside Oxford, with Helen Stocks. They ate in the kitchen except on Sundays, when they were invited to lunch in the dining-room, all except Helen, who remained in the kitchen to eat, and eventually wash-up. They were all finally dispersed and did not meet up again with the rest of the Community till we were in Dorset.
Imagine yourself one black January night in 1941 driving a small car packed to the roof with luggage and possessions across what appeared to be a wild desolate heath with the wind screaming and moaning like some terrible lost spirit rocking the car backwards and forwards and the rain lashing the windows. Helen Stocks and I were on our way to Hyde House in the middle of Egdon Heath, in Dorset.