Finstock Local History Society: Christmas Event & Film: Finstock in WWII

  • Finstock Village Hall Well Hill Finstock, England, OX7 United Kingdom

Shaun Morley and co. present the full history of the military camp at Finstock Heath. "The history of Finstock from 1939 to 1945" looks at the social history of the village and the impact of war on the place and its people. Using many newly-examined records, this illustrated talk will bring to life a variety of issues and identify others. What was the history of the military hospital and how important was it to the war effort? What was banned from the village hall and who flouted the ban? How did the village support the troops? And why did social activity flourish? PLEASE NOTE: this evening will start half an hour earlier than usual (see timings below).  The talk will be followed by a showing of the wartime spy movie, Cottage to Let, for reasons that will become evident during the talk.

Cost: FREE to members (£15/year or £20 for a couple) or £2.50 on the door

Finstock Village Hall, 7.30pm. Bar open for mince pies & wine from 7.00pm. 10.15pm finish