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Dorset Family History Society's Monthly Meeting
« on: Saturday 29 December 18 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Dorset Family History Society will be meeting on Monday 11th February 2019 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.

DAVID WARHURST will be giving an interesting talk entitled ‘D-DAY - STUDLAND AND POOLE'S INVOLVEMENT’.

Studland was used for the training of the invasion force under “Operation Smash” in 1944, and Poole was the third largest embarkation point for “Operation Overlord”. David shows how Studland was involved in the pre D-Day training and how Poole was used in the build up for the D-Day landings.

David is a local historian who has written several books on Poole’s history, including one on the Royal Ordnance Factory, Holton Heath, where he worked as a scientist on cordite propellants.


For more details visit our website, phone 01202 785623 or email

Dorset Family History Society is a Registered Charity No. 801504.

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