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20 August, 2018

WT U3A Local History Group Meetings from August to December 2018 

Here is a reminder of the Local History meetings schedule until the end of the year.  We hope that there is a good variety of topics to look forward to and find interesting.  As usual, suggestions for talks/visits etc are very welcome.   Please contact Glynn White at

Please note there will be no meetings in September and December.  Meetings are posted in the Diary and detailed below:

Tuesday 28th August “The role of Hughenden in the Second World War”
Tuesday 25th September No meeting
Tuesday 23rd October “Aylesbury – recent history and lost heritage”
Tuesday 27th November “I’m not really old, it’s those tablets”
Tuesday 25th December No meeting (Christmas Day)

hope that you are all enjoying the hot weather but taking care not to get sunburnt or too dehydrated. Barbara and I certainly enjoyed some great weather when we were down in Cornwall. This newsletter is to confirm the meetings for the rest of 2018 which I hope you will find of interest. Remember no meeting in September. 

I am working on the programme for 2019 and have one speaker lined up to talk about his experiences as a metal detectorist. Any suggestions for other speakers or visits are most welcome. 

Tuesday 28th August 2018 

I have been in touch with the National Trust at Hughenden Manor regarding “The role of Hughenden in the Second World War”. Charlotte Russell the Senior House Steward has confirmed that they have a speaker who will come along tell the interesting but little-known story about Hughenden’s secret wartime past in our cellars and ice house bunker and find out why it was high on Hitler’s target list. 

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

Tuesday 25th September 2018 

No Meeting 

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 

I have been mindful that in the years that I have been running the Local History Group we have only had one talk on Aylesbury. I have contacted the Aylesbury Society and Roger King has agreed to give us a talk on “Aylesbury – recent history and lost heritage”. 

I am also looking to arrange a historical walk around Aylesbury from a list of: Town Centre, Canal & Walton or Bierton & Quarrendon Leas 

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

Tuesday 27th November 2018 

Although not strictly history I have invited Hugh Granger back to give us one of his interesting talks. The title of the talk is “I’m not really old, it’s those tablets”. 

His talks are usually very amusing, and I am sure he will again entertain us. 

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

Tuesday 25th December 2018 

No Meeting unless you have nothing better to do. 

Kind Regards: Glynn