13 February 7:00 pm
– 9:00 pm
Join us at Stockbridge Town Hall where author, broadcaster and aviator Paul Beaver gives a talk about RAF Middle Wallop – pre the Army Air Corps.
Middle Wallop is Europe’s largest grass airfield and best known as the home of the Army Air Corps. As historian Paul Beaver will explain, it remains much as it was in 1940 in the Battle of Britain. Then the airfield was host to the celebrities of the day – the American fighter aces and British ones like Bob Dow and Ginger Lacey. In his insightful talk, Paul will tell the story of the airfields first incarnation as an RAF base.
Paul says: “If you like local history, this is a talk for you – and if you want to see how Middle Wallop fits into the greater picture of the Second world War, do come along.”
During the Museum's closure we will have an outreach series of lectures taking place at Stockbridge Town Hall one Wednesday of each month from November 2018 to March 2019.
Space at the Town Hall is more limited than the Museum so be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Finding Stockbridge Town Hall, High Street, Stockbridge, SO20 6HE
Stockbridge lies at the junction of the A30 and the A3057 both of which can be accessed from the A303. The southbound A3057 leads to Romsey. The B3049 from Winchester joins the A30 and A3057 in a large roundabout at the east end of the town. To the west the A30 leads to Salisbury. The Town Hall is a major feature on the south side of the High Street.