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Tue 16 Jun 2015

The Second World War was the WI’s finest hour. Jambusters tells the story of  the minute and idiosyncratic details of everyday life during the Second World War. Making jam, making do and mending, gathering rosehips, keeping pigs and rabbits, housing evacuees, setting up canteens for the troops, knitting, singing and campaigning for a better Britain after the war: all these activities played a crucial role in war time. Julie’s beautifully illustrated talk will bring the details of this extraordinary contribution to life.

Jambusters has inspired a major new ITV Drama series, Home Fires. Julie says: 'I’m really looking forward to seeing the characters Simon Block and the production team have created and watching the stories unfold.’

Julie describes herself as a biographer and historian but the most important thing for her is to be a story teller.

Click here to read more about the TV series that was inspired by Jambusters

Our Book Club events are a great opportunity to indulge your love of books. There’s no joining fee and no need to read the books in advance. The restaurant will be open from 12 noon so that you can have lunch before the Book Club and afternoon tea will be served afterwards. Please make a reservation when booking your tickets.