What’s On

Tuesday 26th March 2024

at 7:30pm

Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham PO17 5AL

Valerie Bacon’s War

A talk by

Nigel Gossop

Valerie Bacon moved to Emsworth in August 1939.
Using her wartime letters and diaries, we will hear the story of Valerie losing her first love in 1940, her attempts at being a Land Girl then joining the WRNS – and getting into hot water over a comment about a possible D Day invasion date!
Finally, in 1945, whilst victories in Europe and over Japan were being celebrated, Valerie was feeling more than a little melancholy.
She had not wanted to be conscripted but it had helped her to grow up and experience life.

The 2023-24 Programme details can be found here.

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