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    The WW2 People's War Website aims to capture and preserve for future generations the personal and family stories of the people who lived and fought in World War Two. This is an opportunity to leave a legacy so that the sacrifices of the war can be better understood.

    The Website enables you to write about World War Two, discuss the stories that you read, reunite with others and research the war generation.

    The WW2 People's War Team rely on you, the online community, to provide authentic stories and constructive feedback.

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    1 June

    BBC People's War Roadshow
    The BBC comes to Bedford, there will be an exhibition promoting the BBC web site, where you can record your World War Two memories for posterity, others which focus on the home front, and planned activities.
    Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Price Free
    Venue Civic Theatre, Bedford
    More details Have you got a WW2 story?

    2 June

    BBC People's War Roadshow
    The BBC comes to Bedford, there will be an exhibition promoting the BBC web site, where you can record your World War Two memories for posterity, others which focus on the home front, and planned activities.
    Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Price Free
    Venue Civic Theatre, Bedford
    More details Have you got a WW2 story?

    Volunteers Event - with Peter Wheeler of the British Legion
    If you are interested in books and have some spare time, find out about volunteering in the Library Service
    Time See Below
    Price Free
    Venue Kempston Library:11.00am
    Putnoe Library: 2.00pm

    3 June

    Dunstable at War:
    Guided Walk by the National Trust
    A walk over an historic part of the Downs including the rifle butts (circa 1860s) and the anti-aircraft gun emplacements
    Date 3 June 2004
    Time 6.30pm-7.30pm
    Venue Start from The Downs Car Park

    Dunstable at War:
    Grove House Exhibitions
    Dunstable in World War II
    Dunstable Grammar School ‘Old Boys’
    London Gliding Club
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    Dunstable at War: BBC People's War project
    Have you got a WWII story to tell? Trained interviewers will record your story for future generations – just drop in.
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    BBC People's War Roadshow
    The BBC comes to Bedford, there will be an exhibition promoting the BBC web site, where you can record your World War Two memories for posterity, others which focus on the home front, and planned activities.
    Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Price Free
    Venue Civic Theatre, Bedford
    More details Have you got a WW2 story?

    4 June

    BBC People's War Roadshow
    The BBC comes to Bedford, there will be an exhibition promoting the BBC web site, where you can record your World War Two memories for posterity, others which focus on the home front, and planned activities.
    Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Price Free
    Venue Civic Theatre, Bedford
    More details Have you got a WW2 story?

    Dunstable at War:
    Grove House Exhibitions
    Dunstable in World War II
    Dunstable Grammar School ‘Old Boys’
    London Gliding Club
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    Dunstable at War: BBC People's War project
    Have you got a WWII story to tell? Trained interviewers will record your story for future generations – just drop in.
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    5 June

    BBC People's War in Hitchin
    Put your story on the BBC People's War Website. FREE access to PCs. FREE Internet and computing sessions. Demonstration of the People's War Website.
    Time 10.00am-5.00pm
    Price FREE
    Venue Hitchin Library
    Box Office Pamela Hutson 01462 737333

    Hitchin Museum - "Remember Dried Eggs and Glen Miller"
    FREE fun, hands-on activities. Make your own evacuee label, ration book and ID papers. Pack an evacuee case. Try World War II food. See and touch WWII objects. Displays and demonstrations by the Signals Museum, RAF Henlow.
    Time 11.00am-3.00pm
    Price FREE
    Venue Hitchin Museum
    Box Office Caroline Frith 01462 434476

    Dunstable at War:
    Grove House Exhibitions
    Dunstable in World War II
    Dunstable Grammar School ‘Old Boys’
    London Gliding Club
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    Dunstable at War:
    BBC People's War project
    Have you got a WWII story to tell? Trained interviewers will record your story for future generations – just drop in.
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    Dunstable at War:
    Grove House Gardens
    Displays: Dunstable Army Cadets, Air Training Corps, Vauxhall Heritage Services
    Re-enactors: British Regular Troops – tentage, equipment, weapons, sandbagged gun emplacements, Vickers Machine Guns, Bren Machine Guns, Anti-tank Gun, Check point roadblock.
    Home Front – YMC Tea Van, ARP Warden, WVS Lady, Civilians
    In the Marquee: Far East Veterans Assn, Evacuees Reunion Assn, Womens Institute, Soldiers, Sailors and Air Force Assn (SSAFA), The Guards, Household Division, British Legion, Age Concern, Dunstable Sub-Aqua Club, Scouting Book Castle – local books, Royal Air Force Association (RAFA), Royal Naval Association (RNA)
    Time 10.00am-4.00pm
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    Dunstable at War:
    Chris Smith and his String of Pearls Orchestra and Singers
    The Big Band Sound
    Bring a blanket, a chair, or just sit on the grass and enjoy the sounds of the 40s with the Big Band. Licensed bar.
    Time 7.30pm-10.30pm
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    BBC People's War Roadshow
    The BBC comes to Bedford, there will be an exhibition promoting the BBC web site, where you can record your World War Two memories for posterity, others which focus on the home front, and planned activities.
    Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Price Free
    Venue Civic Theatre, Bedford
    More details Have you got a WW2 story?

    6 June

    Dunstable at War:
    Grove House Exhibitions
    Dunstable in World War II
    Dunstable Grammar School ‘Old Boys’
    London Gliding Club
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    Dunstable at War: BBC People's War project
    Have you got a WWII story to tell? Trained interviewers will record your story for future generations – just drop in.
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    Dunstable at War: Art Collins Big Band Sound
    Senior Citizens tea party – particularly for those who are sharing their wartime stories with us. Approximately 200 will be served tea by the cubs and brownies of Dunstable. Groups and individuals wishing to attend must book in advance.
    Time 3.00pm
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    7 June

    Dunstable at War:
    Grove House Exhibitions
    Dunstable in World War II
    Dunstable Grammar School ‘Old Boys’
    London Gliding Club
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    Dunstable at War: BBC People's War project
    Have you got a WWII story to tell? Trained interviewers will record your story for future generations – just drop in.
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    Dunstable at War: An Evening with Marguerite Patten
    Food Advisor to the Ministry of Food
    Time 7.00pm - 9.00pm
    Venue Priory Church, Dunstable

    BBC People's War Roadshow
    The BBC comes to Bedford, there will be an exhibition promoting the BBC web site, where you can record your World War Two memories for posterity, others which focus on the home front, and planned activities.
    Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Price Free
    Venue Civic Theatre, Bedford
    More details Have you got a WW2 story?

    8 June

    Dunstable at War:
    Grove House Exhibitions
    Dunstable in World War II
    Dunstable Grammar School ‘Old Boys’
    London Gliding Club
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    Dunstable at War: BBC People's War project
    Have you got a WWII story to tell? Trained interviewers will record your story for future generations – just drop in.
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    BBC People's War Roadshow
    The BBC comes to Bedford, there will be an exhibition promoting the BBC web site, where you can record your World War Two memories for posterity, others which focus on the home front, and planned activities.
    Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Price Free
    Venue Civic Theatre, Bedford
    More details Have you got a WW2 story?

    9 June

    BBC People's War Roadshow
    The BBC comes to Bedford, there will be an exhibition promoting the BBC web site, where you can record your World War Two memories for posterity, others which focus on the home front, and planned activities.
    Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Price Free
    Venue Civic Theatre, Bedford
    More details Have you got a WW2 story?

    Dunstable at War:
    Grove House Exhibitions
    Dunstable in World War II
    Dunstable Grammar School ‘Old Boys’
    London Gliding Club
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    Dunstable at War: BBC People's War project
    Have you got a WWII story to tell? Trained interviewers will record your story for future generations – just drop in.
    Date 3 - 9 June 2004
    Venue Grove House, Dunstable

    10 June

    BBC People's War Roadshow
    The BBC comes to Bedford, there will be an exhibition promoting the BBC web site, where you can record your World War Two memories for posterity, others which focus on the home front, and planned activities.
    Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Price Free
    Venue Civic Theatre, Bedford
    More details Have you got a WW2 story?

    11 June

    BBC People's War Roadshow
    The BBC comes to Bedford, there will be an exhibition promoting the BBC web site, where you can record your World War Two memories for posterity, others which focus on the home front, and planned activities.
    Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Price Free
    Venue Civic Theatre, Bedford
    More details Have you got a WW2 story?

    12 June

    BBC People's War Roadshow
    The BBC comes to Bedford, there will be an exhibition promoting the BBC web site, where you can record your World War Two memories for posterity, others which focus on the home front, and planned activities.
    Time 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Price Free
    Venue Civic Theatre, Bedford
    More details Have you got a WW2 story?

    28 June

    My Little Evacuee
    Gordon Abbott gives us a talk about his childhood days as an evacuee. He is a member of the Evacuees reunion Association.
    Time 2.30pm
    Price £1.00
    Venue Flitwick Library

    Sledgehammers for Tintacks
    Bomber Command and the V-1 counter offensive 1943-1944. An illustrated talk by Steve Darlow.
    Time 2.15pm
    Price £1.00
    Venue Bedford Central Library

    1 July

    Scanning and Swing!
    Stratton Swing Band will be entertaining the troops, whilst you can bring along your World War Two photos and we will scan them and save them for posterity.
    Venue Biggleswade Library

    23 July

    Tempsford Airfield: It's secret role in WW2
    A talk by Bernard O'Connor
    Time 2.15pm
    Price 50p
    Venue Sandy Library

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    June: Holocaust Exhibition at Dunstable Library

     

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