IBM Hursley Retirees Club - June


June 2021 Events:

8th June (Tuesday) - The Murder Man: The Kray Twins - presented by Paul Stickler

Free Zoom presentation 15:00-16:00pm


An exploration of the myth of the Kray twins in 1960s East End of London and how their use of violence was affected by factors outside of their control.  Paul exposes the audience to often unknown factors which contributed to the twins' ability to rule over East London.

Register your free slot via the eventbrite link you should have recently received from Merv. 

16th June (Wednesday) - London Virtual Tour
A virtual tour of London Film Locations with blue-badge guide, Diane Burstein.

Free Zoom presentation 15:00-16:00pm

(This is the tour that we expected instead of the enjoyable trip around Theatreland that we saw in April.)

Many members will have been on walking tours with Diane Burstein, and this is an opportunity to go on a new one without the risk of rain.

From the comfort of your homes follow in the footsteps of Jude Law, Hugh Grant, Ralph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Rene Zelwegger, and other stars of the big screen to discover some of London's film locations.  London has provided a backdrop for an increasing number of films and we will visit sites where movies such as “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, “Bridget Jones' Diary”, “Shakespeare in Love”, and many other iconic films have been made.

Pictures of a variety of London locations will be interspersed with anecdotes about filming in the capital.  Diane will also unravel the history behind some of the selected sites.

Diane Burstein is a London Blue Badge Guide with a degree in English Literature and History.  She broadcasts for BBC Radio London on the subject of Secret London, and she is one of the capital's best known tour guides.  She also teaches in adult education and is the author of the best-selling book “London Then and Now”.

Register your free slot via the eventbrite link you should have recently received from Merv. 


June 30th (Wednesday) - The Weald and Download Living Museum

A “get yourself there” visit, arrive 10:00am-1:00pm

The Museum is located north of Chichester, about 45 miles drive from Hursley and travel there should take just over 1 hour.

This is the home of TV's Repair Shop, but note that it is unlikely that you will be allowed to see inside the Repair Shop barn.

More information on the Weald and Downland Museum can be found on their web site.

Book your subsidised slot via the eventbrite link you should have recently received from Merv. 


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