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6:30pm - 9:30pm, Monro Pavilion
A special opportunity to hear Tim Bean, Lecturer in War Studies at RMA Sandhurst, speak about the significance of the Burma campaign in World War 2 and the decisive battles of Imphal and Kohima. Tim will be particularly highlighting the contribution of the many Old Wellingtonians who directed and fought in this crucial theatre of war.
The talk will be preceded by a drinks reception and followed by a Gurkha curry supper, with all proceeds after costs being donated to the Gurkha Museum, Winchester.
Cost: £25 per headBook your place »
10:20am, Westminster, London
Who Should Have the Vote?
Would you have been a Suffragette or a Suffragist or neither? Over one hundred years ago the issue of the right to vote divided families across the country. From 1906 to 1918 Westminster was a focal point for the Suffrage movement. Find out more about the events and characters involved that led to the Representation of People Act 1918 on a City of Westminster walk.
Meeting point – St James’s Park underground station at the Palmer Street exit for a 10.30am start.
The walk will take 2 hours maximum and is access friendly. It will go ahead whatever the weather. Price £14 per person.Book your place »
10:30am, Millais Nurseries, Farnham
A must-visit venue tucked away down some lovely Surrey lanes is Millais Nurseries. The Millais family has been established at Crosswater Farm since 1947, but their Rhododendron heritage goes back to the naturalist, botanist and author J G Millais, who identified and described many Rhododendrons for the first time and published his great two volume series ‘Rhododendrons’ (1917 and 1924). Ted and Romy Millais started the nursery in 1970 and today is run by David Millais.
Join David for a wonderful tour of the nurseries and gardens to see the widest range of Rhododendrons and Azaleas in the world, including rare species from the Himalayas and new hybrids from around the world. This is a beautiful time to visit the Nurseries as there will be a variety of flowers in full bloom.
Tickets cost £4 per person and tea, coffee and biscuits are included.Book your place »