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WT U3A Local History Group Meetings – Update

8 May, 2017

WT U3A Local History Group Meetings from April to October 2017

Below is an update to the schedule for the talks and visits of the Local History Group. The schedule takes us up to end October and I am working on the November meeting. Please note that there is no meeting in June but two in July. I have arranged for a visit to the Aylesbury Museum Archives in Halton and the best date they have is Monday 3rd July. I hope that there is sufficient variety of topics that you will find interesting.

Glyn White. localhistory@wtu3a.org.uk

Meetings are posted in the Diary and detailed below

Tuesday 25th April 2017 – “Wild, Wild Women”
Tuesday 23rd May – “The History of Grafton Regis”
Monday 3rd July 2017Aylesbury Museum Archives
Tuesday 25th July 2017Visit to Grafton Regis
Tuesday 22nd August 2017 – No meeting
Tuesday 26th September 2017 – Amy ‘Johnnie’ Johnson
Tuesday 24th October 2017 – Clydon House and the Verney family

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Upcoming WT U3A Local History Group Meetings

12 March, 2017

WT U3A Local History Group Meetings from March to September 2017

Below is an update to the schedule for the talks and visits of the Local History Group. The schedule takes us up to end of August and I am working on talks for September, October and November. Please note that there is no meeting in June but two in July. I have arranged for a visit to the Aylesbury Museum Archives in Halton and the best date they have is Monday 3rd July. I hope that there is sufficient variety of topics that you will find interesting.

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Barry Tomlinson has agreed to give us a talk on “The History of RAE Bedford”.

Construction of RAE Bedford began in 1947 with wind tunnels for testing up to Mach 5 and new airfield. Many of the well known aircraft, including Tornado, Jaguar & Harrier Jump Jet, as well as helicopters were tested at RAE Bedford. It has thus played an important part in our aircraft history and is a fascinating story.

Meeting is in the WT Chapel Room from 10:30 – 12:30pm. Entrance of £3.

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Hugh Grainger has agreed to give us a talk entitled “Wild, Wild Women”. read more …

Local History Group – Meetings Schedule February 2017

7 February, 2017

Glynn White has drawn up a descriptive schedule for the next few Local History meetings listed and detailed below

28th February Royal Observer Corps Early Warning Bunker that existed in Weston Turville
28th March “The History of RAE Bedford”
25th April “Wild, Wild Women”
23rd May The History of Grafton Regis
  27th June Visit Aylesbury Museum Archives – Halton
  25th July Visit to Grafton Regis
  22nd August No Meeting

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Local History Group – Meetings Update January 2017

22 January, 2017

Glynn White has drawn up a descriptive schedule for the next few Local History meetings listed and detailed below

Tuesday 24th January 2017 – “The rise and fall of Percy Pilcher … and the Art of Flight”.

Tuesday 28th February 2017 –  “The Royal Observer Corps Early Warning Bunker that existed in Weston Turville”.

Tuesday 28th March 2017 –  “The History of RAE Bedford”.

Tuesday 25th April 2017 – “Wild, Wild Women”.

For full details click here