A Talk and River Cruise to complement the Naval Dockyards Society D-Day Conference, 1 June

May 2024

‘The Navy requisitioning of the Beaulieu River and its role in D-Day’. With a special display of archival material relating to D-Day.

Presentation by: Mary Montagu-Scott, Director Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum.

To complement our D-Day Conference, Mary has prepared her talk with local historian Marc Heighway, who has carried out considerable research on HMS Mastodon (Exbury House on the east side of the Beaulieu River). They are reviewing all the Beaulieu Estate papers and in particular digitising audio tape interviews from years ago from numerous people which have never been transcribed. The archive includes a 700-page book of copy letters from 1942–44 from the Estate office, and the original book of photos of the building of the AFD, from the construction manager of Wates. Mary and Marc both serve on the committee of the Beaulieu History Society and give talks on local history and the Second World War.

Event Date: Saturday 1 June 2024
Booking Deadline: 24 May 2024

For details and Booking Form click here

Update, CONFERENCE VIDEO As the places for the conference quickly sold out, we are filming the day, and the digital video will be available for purchase later this summer.

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