D-Day and Bournemouth in World War 2 walking talk

We did four successful walkingtalks about  D-Day and Bournemouth in World War 2.  The weather was very kind for all of them and John Walker’s reminiscences and historical knowledge were much enjoyed by everyone who took part.  Thank you to everyone who came along.  See details of the walks below.

Look out next year for VE Day themed walks with John Walker and Hattie Miles.

Join local historian John Walker, now 81, and former Echo photographer Hattie Miles on a guided walk to remember D-Day and Bournemouth in World War 2

Friday 6th June, Saturday 7th June, Sunday 17th August and Monday 18th August: Meet outside Bournemouth Tourist Information office Westover Road, Bournemouth, ready for a 10.30am start (max 2 hour walk).

Walk price: £7.50 (students and over sixties £6.00). No need to book, just turn up.

This is a fascinating guided walk recalling evacuee John Walker’s experiences in Bournemouth in the days leading up to D-Day.   You will find out about the town’s role in World War 2 and how Bournemouth became home to thousands of American and Canadian troops.  How did the locals deal with wartime shortages, bombing raids and the blackout?  This walk will give you an idea of what life was like.

For further details or for group bookings on other dates contact John Walker on johnwal@hotmail.co.uk

DDay walk

Hattie Miles and John Walker with with some of those taking part in the D-Day walk in June 2014

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