On the night of 17th June 1919 a knock came on the door of 92 Lower Court Road. The messenger spoke and left. Thomas Green, Station Sergeant, Epsom Police Station, hurriedly put on his coat and when his daughter Lily asked where he was going, he explained he had just been told that Canadian soldiers were about to attack the police station. She told him to be careful and to be sure to wear his helmet, but he replied that he would go in his own clothes as that would be safer going through the streets. He put on his cap and left the house, never to return alive.
Working with both the National Trust team at Hindhead and Liss Archaeology, this two-day course will provide training in walkover survey and metal-detecting whilst undertaking an initial component of an on-going research project at Gibbet Hill, the Devil’s Punchbowl, Hindhead to locate the site of the former RAF tower masts, one of which was sadly responsible for the crash of the US Air Force Curtis 46D in June 1945.
Be prepared with gas mask training and air raid drill, learn what happened after a bomb fell. Could you deliver a message in an air raid during the blackout?
Cost: £5 per child, one adult per child free.
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The development of tanks in World War I was a response to the stalemate that had developed on the Western Front. In Great Britain a prototype was developed in 1915. Learn about this early tank and make your own to take home.
There are two sessions on this day with limited places so booking is essential.
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Would you like to sit in a muddy funkhole? Learn who or what was a Moaning Minnie or a Jack Johnson. what did it mean if you were chatting and where was Blighty? Discover the answers when we are visited by a British Army Officer.
Full details and booking information available on the attached pdf.
Talk by Richard Mellor, Maritime Shipping Rtd
The Institute, 67 High Street, Leatherhead KT22 8AH
Free to all: Short talks by members plus refreshments
Talk by Neville Lyons, relative of the co-founder of J Lyons & Co
Talk by Michael Hyman, Editor MASCOT for the Assn of Singer Car Owners
Talk by Nigel Hills, of the Airship Association