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Dorset Family History Society’s Monthly Meeting
« on: Wednesday 03 October 18 20:18 BST (UK) »
Dorset Family History Society will be meeting on Monday 10th December 2018 at St John’s Church Centre Hall, Ashley Road (opposite Waitrose), Upper Parkstone, Poole, BH14 0AA.

Doors open at 19.30 for 20.00 start.  Entry is £2 to include refreshments.

STEVE ROBERTS will be giving an informative talk entitled ‘DAD’S ARMY - FACT AND FICTION’.

Steve takes a look at the real Home Guard, why it was formed and what it did, dispelling some popular myths. He also looks at the TV series, characters, actors, locations and the catchphrases. It is however worth remembering that the Home Guard lost over 1600 members, killed on duty during its lifetime. Two of its members posthumously received the George Cross. An entertaining talk that attempts to set the record straight.

Steve lives in Christchurch, originally from Worcester, he graduated as a teacher from Birmingham and taught in Brighton, Southend and Uxbridge.  He later changed careers to become an IT Project Manager, and then changed paths again in 2012, moving to Christchurch and becoming a free-lance writer, private tutor and public speaker.


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