Mallorca During The Spanish Civil War

Mallorca during The Spanish Civil War

  • August 7, 2019

The Spanish Civil War was a particularly bloody and merciless conflict which consumed the country during 1936-9 and left lasting rifts in Spanish society. While the battles on the mainland and the role of the International Brigades has received much…

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National Memorial Arboretum (Polish Memorial)

National Memorial Arboretum (Polish Memorial)

  • June 13, 2019

It is no accident that the National Memorial Arboretum is situated in Alrewas, Staffordshire. It is, after all, in the very centre of the UK. In the heart of the site lies the magnificent Armed Forces Memorial commemoration to all…

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Talk On SOE In Somerset

Talk on SOE in Somerset

  • April 13, 2019

In April Jonathan gave a talk in Somerset on the daring exploits of female agents in WWII. Over one hundred and twenty people packed Long Sutton Village Hall to attend the evening to raise funds for the fabric of the…

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Devon Life

Devon Life

  • February 17, 2019

The Spring edition of the county magazine Devon Life featured Jonathan as one of the writers who are inspired by their gardens. As the early mornings become lighter, he enjoys writing in his summerhouse. The peaceful surroundings are certainly a…

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Talk At The Merchants’ Hall, Bristol

Talk at The Merchants’ Hall, Bristol

  • February 2, 2019

In January, Jonathan was delighted to accept an invitation to deliver a talk at The Merchant's Hall Bristol to supporters of the Young Bristol charity.  This organisation is Bristol’s leading provider of community-based youth services and through the good work…

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Talk On ‘The Female Agents Of WW11’

Talk on ‘The Female Agents of WW11’

  • January 19, 2019

Jonathan supported the Memory Cafe Charity (Alzheimers) by giving a talk on the female heroines of the Special Operations Executive [SOE] during WW11. He told the 90-strong audience about how these brave girls were recruited, firstly into the FANY Corps…

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Talk To The Arts Society At Dartington Hall

Talk to The Arts Society at Dartington Hall

  • November 23, 2018

In November Jonathan was invited to give a talk to the Totnes branch of The Arts Society and the venue was in the glorious surroundings of Dartington Hall estate. It was just several days after Remembrance Day and the packed…

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Remembrance Day 2018 – 100 Years On

Remembrance Day 2018 – 100 Years On

  • November 22, 2018

Jonathan was asked by Clifton College to deliver the address for the Remembrance Day service on 11 November. In a moving service conducted by the school chaplain, Rev. Simon Chapman, the large congregation listened to the anthem, Libera me and…

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The Great War. The Fallen From A Devon Parish

The Great War. The Fallen from a Devon Parish

  • November 7, 2018

Jonathan has just compiled a booklet on 'SALCOMBE REGIS 1914-1918: THE MEN WHO NEVER RETURNED'. Like all villages and towns in Britain, Salcombe Regis lost some of her local sons, who are commemorated in Jonathan's parish church in Devon. Together…

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