The Friends of Queen Elizabeth School invite you to an illustrated talk given by holocaust survivor Eva Glark entitiled

ONE FAMILY'S EXPERIENCE OF THE HALOCAUST

On Saturday 11 March 2017 at 7:45pm

 Tickets £10 per person including

cheese and wine

Admission strictly by tickets bought in advance from

Nina Collier 01480 434370 or

Trevor Sparling 01480 414764

or another committee member

At the Queen Elizabeth School Godmanchester

(Next to the Chinese Bridge)

Proceeds to be divided between

The Porch Museum and

The Holocaust Educational Trust 

HITLER'S SCIENTISTS:
Godmanchester's Wartime Secret

A WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATION OF AN HISTORIC GODMANCHESTER EVENT

IN 1945 HITLER'S TOP ATOMIC SCIENTISTS

3 Nobel Laureates: Hahn, von Laue and Heisenberg

WERE SECRETLY INTERNED AT FARM HALL.

A lecture by distinguished World War II historian & author
Dr John Cornwel

&

International film maker David Sington's BBC Horizon Film, featuring his astonishing interviews with the scientists at Farm Hall

with

an introduction by Professor Marcial Echenique

DID THOSE SCIENTISTS SABOTAGE HITLER'S A-BOMB?

Saturday 4th June 2016, 7.00pm for 7.30pm

St MARY THE VIRGIN, CHADLEY LANE, GODMANCHESTER PE292AL

Tickets: £15.00 each

Includes: a glass of wine, buffet supper between the lecture and the film.

TO BOOK YOUR TICKET. PLEASE CONTACT

Kate Hadley/Adrian Sington 01480 454154; Peter Irving 0.1480 382144

OR EMAIL adriana sington.co.uk

PRESENTED BY THE FRIENDS OF ST MARY'S TO HELP PRESERVE THE FABRIC OF THE CHURCH

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Bomber Command Day Godmanchester

The 2nd Godmanchester Bomber Command Veterans Day 2016

Saturday 25th June 2016 The Comrades Club Godmanchester

The Veterans

  • Johnny Johnson, 617 Squadron, Bomb Aimer on board ‘T for Tommy' on the famous raid against the Sorpe Dam Busters
  • Eric Quinney The Dam Busters 1955 Film, Eric flew Lancaster P for Popsie in the aerial shots.
  • Donald Jeffs, XV Squadrons Stirling MacRoberts Reply'. Donald crashed in both Stirling aircraft to carry the name and became a POW after being shot down over Denmark
  • lan Blair, took the controls of a Blenheim bomber when the pilot was killed and landed it perfectly. He then went onto to train as a pilot and flew Spitfires. By the end of the war he had been shot down so twice.
  • Jo Lancaster, Wellington and Lancaster pilot, post war test pilot and the first Britain to use an ejector seat in an emergency.
  • James Flowers, tail end Charlie in 44 and 55 Squadron Lancasters in 1944/45. He has many tales of encounters with enemy night fighters. One battle lasted 26 minutes!

Veterans Signings 10am to 1pm (Any 2 items for £10)

Above subject to change at short notice.

Exhibits and support from the following groups

  • Little Gransden Air Show, The Pathfinder Heritage Centre
  • The Brampton Model Club, The Stirling Aircraft Project
  • The Cambridge Bomber & Fighter Society, RAF Tempsford
  • Museum, RAF Henlow (Signals) Museum, 73 Squadron
  • Huntingdon) Cadets, Simply Planes, The Short Stirling W6730
  • Project and The Porch Museum (Godmanchester) 

View interview with Roger Leivers that was shown on Cambridge TV

Drummer WilsonAn illustrated talk by Roger Leivers dedicated to the crew of Stirling N3703

You will hear about the men, their lives before the war, how they came together as a crew and some of the amazing operations they took part in, and of course, what eventually happened to them.

You can’t patch a wounded soul with a band aid’ Malcolm Cohen will also be giving a talk on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in relation to the armed forces.

Malcolm worked in this area whilst serving in the British Army and will explain the growing awareness and treatment of this condition. A donation from the evening will be made to the charity ‘Combat Stress’ 

Tickets £7.50, including refresments. QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL, Friday 27th March (Starts at 7.45pm). Pay at the door. Come early, as there is limited seating.

For further inreformation, please visit Rogers dedicated Facebook Community "The Godmanchester Stirling"


 

 
ALL money raised is divided between the Porch Museum and a permanent Memorial to the crew of the 'Godmanchester Stirling Bomber'  
For tickets and further imformation, please contact Roger Leivers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 01480 383460
 
World War One 
Wednesday2nd & Thursday 24th July 2014 - Walk Starts at 6:30pm
 
Learn about the affect that WW1 had on the town and hear the stories of some of those who didn't return on this 21/2 hour walk around our beautiful town. This walk is designed to bring to life some of the names on our War Memorial and give a feel of how our town coped during the Great War. Stories of heroism and tragedy, stories that effected almost every street. 
 

"Just to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed the WW2 walk last night. The amount of facts that you have researched is amazing. I was completely ignorant at how important Godmanchester was at this time. I would recommend the walk to anyone who is interested, they will not be disappointed" 

 
There will also be an opportunity to have a hands on experience with some finds from the Somme battlefield, giving an even more vivid feel of what life was like in the trenches.  
 
"It was very informative and I think it showed an important side of the war that you don't often get to hear. We learnt lots of new things about the town and its people."
The photos below are from our 2013 walks
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World War 2 
Thursday 10th July 2014- Walk Starts at 6:30pm
 
So soon after the Great War came WW2, again the shadows of war hung over the country and once again picturesque Godmanchester played it's part in the mighty struggle, this walk pays tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and gives an insight into life in the town from 1939-1945. Men of Godmanchester fought and died in almost every theatre of war and it also saw the death of Thelma Cousins, our towns only women fatality during the two world conflicts.
 

"A great walk and I would recommended to anyone who missed it last year!"

"My son enjoyed the walk despite the rain. Thank you for organising this."

"Very informative, interesting and very well presented."

"Enjoyable and educational, even for someone who has only lived in the Town for 18 years!"

"Just to say thank you for the Godmanchester WW2 tour, it was really interesting and informative"

 

The photos below are from our 2012 walks

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Roman Town Walk

Want to know more about Godmanchester’s Roman past?

 

Then join us, Shirley Walsh BA(Hons) and Steve McCloy in a walk around the Roman town. The first walk will take place on Sunday 1st June at 2pm, starting from the St Anne’s School. It will take about 11/2 to 2 hours and costs £3.00 a head. Tickets must be booked and paid for in advance, and no refunds will be paid if you don’t turn up. Come and enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon walk, and maybe walk off that Yorkshire Pudding! Walk limited to 20 people, first come first served. Either ring on 01480 454196 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tickets. All ticket money will be donated to the Porch Museum.

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2013 Invitation To View Dates

Tour 3 hours, £17.50 including full afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes.

To book, call the Mercury Theatre on 01206 573948 or book on-line at www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

February  Sat 23rd,2:30pm
April Sat 27, 2:30pm
May Tue 14th, 2:30pm
June Tue 18th, 2:30pm
June Tue 25th, 2:30pm
July Wed 3rd, 2:30pm
July Tue 23rd, 2:30pm 
August Thur 8th, 2:30pm
August Thur 22nd, 2:30pm
September Thur 5th, 2:30pm
September Thurs 12th, 2:30pm
November Thur 24th, 3:00pm (Candlelit Tour)
November Sat 23rd, 3:00pm (Candlelit Tour)
December Tue 10th, 3:00pm (Candlelit Tour) 
December Thur 12th, 3:00pm (Candlelit Tour)

 

An important mid 18th century mansion of great charm, owned and restored by an award-winning interior designer. This family home has lovely Georgian rooms, with fine period detail, and interesting possessions relating to the owners' ancestors since their first occupation of the house in 1800. A tranquil riverside setting with formal gardens and ornamental island forming part of the grounds in an area of Best Landscape. Octavia Hill wrote

 

'This is the loveliest, dearest old house, I never was in such a one before.'

 

Location: Map 7:F8. OS Ref TL244 706. Centre of Godmanchester, Post Street next to free car park. Situated of Cambridge A14.

Owner: Mr Christopher & Lady Linda Vane Percy Contact: Mr C Vane Percy

Tel: Groups 01480 459676. Individuals via Invitation to View 01206 573948.

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Open: Groups by arrangement: All year round. Individuals via Invitation toView. Admission: Groups (40+) £7.50 per person, (30+) £8.00 and Parties under 20 a minimum charge of £180.

Visit: www.islandhall.com

 

Island hall welcomes Groups throughout the year. We provide various visit and refreshment options, from teas or lunches through to candlelit dinners. All tours are given by a member of the family and last for around 1- 1.5 hours, after which guests are free to explore the house and gardens and enjoy their refreshments. To book, please download, complete and return a booking form to us. Groups may book directly through Island Hall. Individuals or parties of less than 16 should book through Invitation to View.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL GODMANCHESTERRoman-A

Saturday 25TH MAY 2013 7.30PM

ROMANS INVADE GODMANCHESTER
An evening of fascinating talks.

"Over Paid, Over Sexed and Over Here"

ROMAN SOLDIERS AND BARRACKS LIFE IN ST ANN'S LANE ~ From Professor Stephen Upex

AND

ROMAN FASHION IN GODMANCHESTER ~ Dr John Peter Wild

ADMISSION TICKET £7 INCLUDES WINE, DELICIOUS FOOD AND A SURPRISE BUMPER RAFFLE.

FOR TICKETS CALL KATE 01480 454154, DAVID 01480 454277, SHIRLEY 01480 454196 OR MICK 01480 390599