In my largest and most detailed book, a great number of features are described. From its ironstones enabling the town of Christchurch to exist to the amazing plans for a castle by retail magnate Selfridge, this is indeed an extraordinary place. I plan to give a free 91 slide talk at Bournemouth Central Library at 11 a.m. on 6 September 2017. Please see poster in Blog section.
The Charles Rolls Memorial Trust exists to hold a service and event on the anniversary of the fatal air crash in 1910 at Hengistbury. In addition, there is now planning consent for a new memorial to this magnificent pioneer aviator and co-founder of Rolls-Royce. Next annual commemoration event at crash site on 12 July 2017. Please see poster in Blog section.
A diary and stories from the Essex Blitz. By studying local papers and finding air raid records at the Essex Record Office, my mother's diary has been annotated to add to the nightmare of this story. The book also covers the war events of the time and the seeming inevitability of human folly.