Friends of Stony Stratford Library: Bletchley Park People talk

Venue: Stony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church Street, Stony StratfordStony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church Street, Stony Stratford
Date: 19 Jun 2018
Time: 19:00

This FoSSL talk will be given by Marion Hill, who will speak about 'Bletchley Park People'.

Marion writes:

It is 1940.

You have travelled a long way to be in this place and you have been summoned to a room in a 'mansion' with a number of strangers.

You do not know what is in store but you believe it is something to do with the war effort.

You are about to become one of the 'Bletchley Park People' ...

Marion Hill came to Stony Stratford in 1972 and taught English for 23 years at schools in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire. She still lives in Milton Keynes and works full-time as an author, with twenty books published, most of them on local social history. She is also a singer with the Danesborough chorus and the Living Archive Band.

Her book Bletchley Park People has been reprinted several times and covers people's stories researched at Bletchley Park and at Living Archive MK. Transcripts were used from some two hundred interviews and memoirs from the thousands of people who were, in Churchill's words, 'the geese that laid the golden eggs but never cackled'.

Tickets for the talk will be available at the Library (tel. 01908-562562) from Tuesday 29 May.

As always, wine, fruit juice and home-made cake will be served after the talk.

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