All evening meetings will be held in the Flitwick Library lecture room at 7.45 p.m. on the first Monday in the month from October to April, except for January.

The annual subscription is £8.00 per person. Membership forms plus further details are available from the Secretary.

Visitors are very welcome.

A meeting fee of £2.00 for members, and £3.00 for visitors, is payable on the door.

Programme of meetings 2016/2017

Date Title Speaker

Monday October 3rd 2016

"Letters from Corporal Croft"

An archive of some 70 letters from the trenches only recently deciphered and transcribed. They are the story a young signaller telling his family what he and his comrades are enduring. He was killed on the Somme but has left a moving account.

Mark Steinhardt

Monday November 7th 2016

"The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller"

Unravelling the mystery of the famous bandleader’s disappearance en route to Paris in December 1944.

Tony Eaton

(Member of the international Glenn Miller Society and main UK contributor to its ‘Moonlight Serenader’ magazine)

Monday December 5th 2016

"A Once in a Lifetime Find"

How two local people found a lost Shakespearean play and took it to the West End.
As we approach Christmas a glass of wine with a mince pie will follow.

Rev. Stephen Williams and Jean Yates

Saturday January 28th 2017. Millbrook Village Hall, 12 Noon.

"Celebrity Lunch"

Mike Parker Pearson
(TV Celebrity and Professor of British Later Prehistory, UCL Institute of Archaeology)

"Stonehenge: new discoveries"

Monday February 6th 2017

"Brickmaking in the Marston Vale"

The history in technical, economic environmental and social terms , with a few amusing anecdotes thrown in!

David Szymanski
(Brought up in the village of Stewartby, David is Ex MD of Hanson Brick and Hanson Building Products)

Monday March 6th 2017

“Who was John Murray?”

An industrialist at Wrest Park. (1917-39)

Unfortunately, due to circumstances our scheduled speaker, Marian McDowell has had to postpone and will now give her talk Who is John Murray to our society next season.

Colin Watt will be our new speaker for Monday and will give a talk entitled People from Clophill’s Past.

Marian McDowell

Monday April 3rd 2017

A.G.M. & Talks from Society Members

The AGM should last no more than 10 minutes and will be followed by updates on work carried out recently by some of our members.