Find out about Bournemouth in the Second World War – how it was an important part of D-Day’s preparations, that it was home to thousands of American and Canadian troops, how it was effected by some devastating bombing raids and how the town celebrated Victory in Europe on May 8th, 1945. This walkingtalk with Hattie Miles will tell you about Bournemouth’s crucial role in WW2.
Friday 8th May, which is the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Meet outside the Tourist Information office in Westover Road, ready for a 2pm start. The walk takes approximately one-and-three-quarter-hours. We will, of course, stop to observe the National two minutes silence at 3pm.
Friday 15th May and Saturday 16th May. Meet outside the Tourist Information office in Westover Road, ready for a 10.30am start. Walks take approximately one-and-three-quarter-hours.
Price: £6.00 (over sixties and students £5.00) No need to book, just turn up!
Be prepared: this is a gentle walk, but I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather. For more information see: walkingtalks.wordpress.com or contact Hattie Miles on firstname.lastname@example.org (group bookings on alternative days can be arranged)