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July 2020

Edith Cavell’s story in Belgium 1914

July 29 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2BG United Kingdom
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Gerry Churchard’s talk details Edith Cavell’s early life in Norfolk and her motivation to become a nurse - how she ended up in a private hospital in Belgium as Matron prior to the outbreak of WW1 - her involvement with Belgian resistance and subsequent execution - exhumation after WW1 and her body returned to England. Admission:  Members £1  Guests £2

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August 2020

History of Punch and Judy

August 26 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2BG United Kingdom
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Phil Collins gives a fun talk on the history of Britain’s most famous hand puppets. Phil, aka Professor Collywobbles, takes you through the journey from Mr Punch’s humble beginnings in Italy to his arrival in England over 350 years ago. Punch & Judy shows became commonplace in many large seaside resorts throughout the land. The professor also gives you an insight into what goes on behind the scenes of his traditional show. Admission:  Members £1 Guests £2

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September 2020

The House – Highworth and Swindon Poor Law Union

September 30 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2BG United Kingdom
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Presented by Paul Wilkins, the talk will explore how this institution came about and what life as an 'inmate' of the Union Workhouse was really like. It will also reveal its greatest legacy and how this continues to benefit many today Admission:  Members £1  Guests £2

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October 2020

A Narrow Boat Odyssey

October 28 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2BG United Kingdom
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Richard and Sue Pracy tell their story of the realisation of a retirement dream and of a journey through England’s beautiful inland waterways. Admission:  Members £1  Guests £2

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November 2020

Our Boys-A Family’s War

November 25 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2BG United Kingdom
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Paul Gentleman, Caroline Black will tell the incredible and true story of three men who took to the skies to defend Britain and take the fight to Germany. From the greatest air battle to take place, the Battle of Britain, to one of the most incredible stories to come out of the war, to the frontline line fighting Hitler’s terror weapon and last desperate attempt to avoid defeat. Admission:  Members: £1  Guests £2

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