Bucks History Festival 2021

Researching a Village in the Second World War: Whitchurch Professor Ian Beckett 7-8pm Wed 24 Nov 2021 Live via Zoom The Second World War has entered popular memory as the ‘people’s war’.Whereas just 1,570 British civilians died as a result of direct enemy action in...

New Exhibition of Bucks ‘County’ Gun at Fort Ticonderoga

The new exhibition, ‘A Well Regulated Militia: Citizen, Soldier, and State’ at Fort Ticonderoga Museum, New York State, focuses on the history of the American militia in the colonial period, Fort Ticonderoga is using examples from its collections to illustrate the...

Oving Commemoration Day

Sunday 15 August 2021 2.50 – 5.00 p.m. A service to commemorate Wing Commander George Laurence Bazett Hull DFC, buried at Oving, who was killed when his Mosquito aircraft crashed in Leicestershire on 17 May 1946. It will also commemorate the 1942 crew of his...

The Primrose Past

A Primrose Path: The Gilded Life of Lord Rosebery’s favourite Son by Martin Gibson is being republished by Arum Press. The Hon. Neil Primrose, second son of Lord Rosebery and Hannah Rothschild of Mentmore, was Liberal MP for North Cambridgeshire from 1910 until...

Bletchley Park, British Intelligence and the Second World War

History Professor John Ferris has been named the “Authorized Historian” in chronicling the history of its British communications intelligence agency (Government Communications Headquarters). Ferris stands next to an Enigma machine, a type of enciphering machine used...

Buckinghamshire Historical Association

‘Known onto God’ Lost in the Battle of Arras (a WWI detective story) Wednesday 17 February 2021 2000 hours Online Talk Tom Shannon, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum Identifying an unknown officer of the 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry lost...
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