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An Evening at The Elms

If War Should Come Tuesday 7 June at 7pm - A talk by Dr Philip MacDougall; author of the book of the same title.

Just how prepared was Southern England for the outbreak of war in 1939?

On 3 September 1939 at 11am Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made his chilling announcement that a state of war then existed between Britain and Germany. Shortly after, the air raid sirens of London and the South Coast began to scream out a warning that a raid was imminent. It was a false alarm - but many were not surprised.

Tickets are £3.00 in advance by calling 023 92 37 55 94 or email Doors open at 6.30pm.

Heritage Open Day at The Elms, Bedhampton Sunday 11 September 11am. Until 4pm - Free entry

The Elms is an important house in the village of Bedhampton, once described as 'the gem of Bedhampton'. In the 1800s the house was owned by Sir John Theophilus Lee whose cousin was married to the sister of the Duke of Wellington. The Waterloo Room; a substantial wing of the house which will be opened for visitors. Also based in The Elms is the Bedhampton Historical Collection; a research collection of reference books, maps, postcards, photographs, documents and ephemera related to the history of the Bedhampton area. The research room will be open.

Contact: 023 9248 4444 or email for further information.

An Evening at The Elms: Tomorrow is D Day Tuesday 13 September at 7pm. An audience with Stella Rutter - Stella at 92 years young grew up in Bedhampton. She became a draughtswoman, and in 1941 she transferred to Vickers Armsrong where she became the first draughtswoman to work on the Supermarine Spitfire. She was later chosen to be the hostess at a farewell party that generals Eisenhower and Montgomery held on the eve of D Day.

Tickets are £3.00 in advance by calling 023 92 37 55 94 or email Doors open at 6.30pm

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