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Buckinghamshire History Festival 30th October – 27th November 2021

Podcast just released:


Over the month of the festival, they’ll also be posting new podcasts. Highlights include TV broadcaster Jay Blades on the furniture-making heritage of High Wycombe and historian Melanie Backe-Hansen, who works on the TV series A House Through Time

  • 3 November 7-8pm Caroline Shenton discusses the part played by Buckinghamshire in keeping the nation’s art treasures safe during the Second World War, as set out in her forthcoming book National Treasures: Saving the Nation’s Art in World War II.
  • 4 November 7.30-8.30pm Wendy Moore on the trailblazing Buckinghamshire women Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson who founded a major military hospital in central London in 1915. Their story is set out in Wendy’s book Endell Street, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.
  • 7 November 7-8pm Buckinghamshire Council Archaeology Officer Lucy Lawrence and Chris Low of Buckinghamshire Archives, on the history and archaeology of the village of Soulbury, giving an insight into how archaeological assessments draw on historical documents to both inform archaeological investigations and to aid in the interpretation of the results.
  • 11 November 7-8pm David Noy discusses the extraordinary life of William Lowndes and how he shaped the story of the town of Winslow, as set out in his book William Lowndes : How One Man Transformed A Town.
  • 17 November 7.30-8.30 Garden Historian Claire De Carle speaks on ‘Artists and their Gardens’, looking at her work researching the story of around 100 locally important historic gardens and their place in our social history. Book your free tickets here:
  • 18 November 7-8pm Sam Brady on an intriguing strand of the Paralympic story – the technical and socio-political history of sporting wheelchairs, which is the subject of his current PhD studies.
  • 24 November 7-8pm Ian Beckett on rural life during the Second World War, looking at the sources available for studying local history of the period with a focus on his work researching the wartime history of the village of Whitchurch.


Click here:  Full details of the Buckinghamshire History Festival 2021



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