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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Talk by Bill King on Coleshill Secret Army

There was a record turnout for Bill's fascinating talk last night.It's always good to be in the presence of someone with passion and great knowledge and understanding of their topic, and approaches it with a sense of humour.
Bill scored 10 out of 10, and appeared unfazed by a wait for microphone batteries to arrive, or lights remaining undimmed due to a technical hitch with the lighting arrangements.
I knew about underground bunkers built in case of a WW2 invasion, but had no idea that Coleshill was the centre of operations, and that there was a large house on the site behind the large iron gates.
Here's the crowd:
 With ex Commonwealians on the front row, and Journal editor John Walsh a little way beyond them.
 And another  photo of the audience.
Maybe I can find a better photo of Coleshill House on the web.
And below Bill and Flora King.
The next talk is on Ashdown House and is on the 24th of May at 7.30pm in the Museum.

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