Waltham Chase History Group

Waltham Chase History Group

Tuesday, 7th April 2015

Waltham Chase Methodist Church


Dear Fellow History lovers

I hope that those of you who were able to join us in May enjoyed the talk from John Avery about the sinking of The Flying Enterprise and the mystery surrounding it.  Many of you remembered the actual event, which added greatly to the questions and after talk conversations. So thank you to all that came along.

Next Tuesday we are hearing from Vivien Rolf and her talk on ‘Bygone Stubbington area’.  Here she gives us a little information about her background and her talk.

Having worked as a librarian in London, Essex and the Isle of Wight, I moved to Hampshire when I married, and apart from a break of 10 years in Surrey, have lived there ever since. I studied as a mature student at Southampton University for a BA in English literature, which then led to an MA in eighteenth-century studies. My dissertation on buildings within the English landscape garden led to a book deal with Shire Publishing. I’ve been a member, committee member and Chairman of Stubbington and Hill Head History Society. My talk describes how a completely agricultural hamlet was transformed by the founding of Stubbington House School, which produced some of the notable naval and military characters of the early twentieth century. 

 We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday for the talk and for refreshments afterwards.  Everybody is most welcome, so please feel free to bring along friends and family to any of our evenings.

Thank you


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