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Arts Society Saffron Walden Lecture

18/01/2023 @ 14:00 - 15:00

- £10

CAROLINE SHENTON

NATIONAL TREASURES

This is the gripping and sometimes hilarious story of how a band of heroic curators and eccentric custodians saved Britain’s national heritage during our Darkest Hour.  As Hitler’s forces gathered on the other side of the Channel to threaten these islands, men and women from London’s national museums, galleries and archives forged extraordinary plans to evacuate their collections to safety.  Utilising country houses from Buckinghamshire to Cumbria, tube tunnels, Welsh mines and Wiltshire quarries, a dedicated team of unlikely heroes packed up their greatest treasures in a race against time during the sweltering summer of 1939, dispatching them throughout the country on a series of secret wartime adventures, retold in this talk.

Non-members welcome at £10 per person.

If you are a non-member and would like to reserve a place, please email secretary@artssocietysw@gmail.com

Details

Date:
18/01/2023
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Cost:
£10
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Arts Society Saffron Walden
Email:
secretaryartssocietysw@gmail.com

Venue

Friends Meeting House
High St
Saffron Walden, CB10 1AA
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Website:
http://www.saffronquakers.org.uk/

Details

Date:
18/01/2023
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Cost:
£10
Event Categories:
,

Organiser

Arts Society Saffron Walden
Email:
secretaryartssocietysw@gmail.com

Venue

Friends Meeting House
High St
Saffron Walden, CB10 1AA
+ Google Map
Website:
http://www.saffronquakers.org.uk/