Taking you back to the 1940' and wartime Britain, you can step into the Village Hall in Cottered, a scene of so many wartime events and the meetings of the Women's Institutes who’s extraordinary work encouraged women in their everyday lives throughout World War 2.
Our speaker, Julie Summers is the author of 12 works of non-fiction including the bestselling book "Jambusters" which inspired the ITV drama series Home Fires. She spent the first half of her career working in the art world. Since her first book "Fearless on Everest" in 2000 she has been exploring the impact of the Second World War on people’s lives. Julie formerly lived in Bishop’s Stortford and worked at the Henry Moore Foundation. She now lives in Oxford.
Julie will weave together stories from ordinary lives to show how British women maintained a sense of elegance and style in the face of bombings, conscription, rationing and often ludicrous bureaucracy.
Julie's latest book "Our Uninvited Guests: The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45" will be published Spring 2018 (copies of Julie's books will be on sale at the event).
There will be tea and coffee on arrival and a two course lunch
Ticket prices are £37.50 per person, you can reserve a table of 8 or 10, or join a mixed table. Tea and lunch included. Please arrive at 12pm for a 12:30pm start.
For further information, please contact:
Suzanne Coleman on 01438 798869
Barbara Doherty on 01279 842140