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Conchies of Holton-Cum-Beckering

Monday 7 May 2007 20:00-20:30 (Radio 4 FM)


Billy Bragg meets the surviving members of a unique group of Second World War conscientious objectors who formed themselves into unique farming communities.

In the Lincolnshire village of Holton-Cum-Beckering, three such societies were established. Made up of artistic and creative people, the communities became famous for their recitals, plays and readings as well as the amateur dramatic society which still performs today.

But as the war came to an end, the utopian ideal fell apart.

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