Our Zoom talks continue on Weds May 5th. The new date for “God Save The Queen! – Royal visits to Maidenhead” will be Weds June 9th and tickets are now on sale again https://maidenheadheritage.org.uk/shop. Tickets already sold remain valid for the new date.
Tickets are on sale now for the following zoom talks. Please note that the zoom details will be emailed to you closer to the date. If you have any questions, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weds May 5 at 7pm SPITFIRE GIRL Guest speaker Candida Adkins, daughter of ATA pilot Jackie Moggridge (nee Sorour, born in South Africa), tells the story of her mother’s astonishing career in ATA and in post-war aviation. Jackie joined ATA aged 19, ferried almost 1500 aircraft and later became the first female airline captain in Britain to carry passengers on regular commercial flights.
Tues May 25 at 7pm THE THAMES FROM THE COTSWOLDS TO READING Richard Poad continues his exploration of the Thames by looking at the ‘top of the Thames’ from its source to Oxford and on to Reading, with another selection of colourful slides to illustrate his voyage.
Weds June 16 at 7pm MORE AIRCRAFT OF ATA Robert Cooper examines more of the 147 aircraft types from by Air Transport Auxiliary pilots, some good, some bad and some just plain ugly!
Weds July 7 at 7pm MAIDENHEAD AND THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES With the Tokyo Olympics due to start on July 23rd, Richard Poad looks at the involvement of Maidenhead athletes from Lord Desborough arranging the 1908 London games almost single handed to the present day. Be inspired!
Previous lockdown lectures are listed here. If you would missed any of these lectures and would like to watch a recording of them, please contact us at email@example.com.
The River Thames from Reading to Windsor
The Life and Death of Amy Johnson
The Dunkirk Little Ships
Three Men in a Boat – from Kingston to Oxford
Maidenhead in the Movies
Vanwall – one man’s dream
Thames Valley Millionaires – Temple to Taplow
Online lectures about Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA)
Grandma Flew Spitfires!
Air Transport Auxiliary in Europe: 1940 France, 1944-45 France to Egypt
The Admiral, the Walrus and the Poster Girl – a Tale of the ATA
Spitfire Women of World War II
ATA’s foreign legion of the air
Thrills and Spills – stories of ATA
The Fallen of ATA
Aircraft of ATA – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly