More talks planned for next spring

Our autumn 2018 talks finished in fine style on Sunday (Oct 28) with a fascinating presentation by Alex Ferris (pictured below in a photograph by Trustee Barry Duffield), Chairman of the Smarden Local History Society.

Alex entertained the audience with a talk on a number of aircraft crashes in and near Smarden and revealed some fascinating facts about gold being transported to the Bank of England between the wars and a captured Luftwaffe pilot who went on to become a graphic artist in Hollywood and worked with Werner von Braun on the film of the story of his life. He also told of a Canadian pilot who was part of the Molsen family, well known for their brewing prowess, who was shot down and who later went on to become a Canadian politician of note.

Trustee Andy Simpson is already working on another series of talks in the early spring, with presentations by Paul Tweddle, who will talk about Bomber Command (10 Feb), and Melody Foreman, author of A Spitfire Girl, the biography of ATA First Officer Mary Wilkins Ellis, already lined up (17 Feb).

As always, Hurricane members of Friends of the Few are entitled to free admission, Spitfire members pay just £5 and members of the public pay £10. Spaces will be limited, so keep an eye on the website and book early.

Eric Ferriss

2 thoughts on “More talks planned for next spring

    We visited your memorial several years ago (before the visitor center was built) and were very impressed with the site. We will be visiting the UK again September 2019 and would like to visit again. We would like to be informed if any talks will be scheduled for that time. Thank you.

    Good afternoon

    Thank you for your enquiry. The Autumn talks normally begin around October/November time. Until we can confirm guest speakers we will then advertise on the web site with details of dates and timings.

    Many thanks

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