The World War ll conference brings together local historians, actors, poets and museum staff to showcase the history and impact of WWII in Enfield. Full details including how to book and the programme.
Tickets: £15 for members of The Enfield Society, Enfield Archaeological Society, Edmonton Hundred Historical Society and Southgate District Civic Trust. £17 for non-members. Includes tea, coffee and a light lunch.
Helen Fry has written numerous books on the Second World War with particular reference to British intelligence and espionage. She has appeared frequently in documentaries and on radio and is Deputy Chair and a Trustee of Trent Park Museum Trust. Helen will be signing copies of her brand-new book The Walls have Ears.
There will also an opportunity to view the Second World War exhibition after hours. Tickets: £5 per person.
Helen has a secret story to tell… not only was her mother a code breaker at Bletchley Park, but her Czech grandfather was a spy and Secret Listener at Trent Park during World War Two! Helen will share her new discoveries about Big Baba’s very secret role at Trent Park. There will be also an opportunity to view the WWII exhibition after hours. Tickets: £10 (includes a small glass of wine or juice).
During the Second World War, thousands of apparently secret sites across Britain were turned over to the war effort and either requisitioned, repurposed or rebuilt with their precise role often concealed even from those living close by. Author Colin Philpott has studied the stories of these sites for his third book Secret Wartime Britain published last autumn, which contains the testimonies of people who worked at these secret sites. Copies of his book will be available to purchase from the Museum shop for Colin to sign during the event. There will also be an opportunity to visit the Museum of
Enfield’s Enfield at War exhibition after hours. Tickets: £5