Swindon’s Central Library hosts two diverse talks from guest speakers on 16 and 18 June.
Local historian Mark Sutton will be at the Regent Circus library on Tuesday 16th to discuss how the First World War effort changed from defence to assault on the Western Front and how events spreading to The Balkans, Egypt, The Persian Gulf and Gallipoli affected local people in Swindon.
Mark’s talk, entitled ‘1915 – The Death of Innocence’, starts at 7.15pm.
On Thursday 18th, Tim Prince, Honorary vice patron of The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) will speak about the history of the famous air show, now located at RAF Fairford.
Tim will describe how the show came into being and how, with the help of the local community, it achieved the Guinness World Record for being the largest military air show in the world.
Tim’s presentation will also start at 7.15pm, but early booking is advised.
Tickets for both events are available from The Ground Floor Help Desk at Central Library. as well as all other Swindon Libraries. They cost £2.50 (£1.50 library members) and FREE for all young library members aged between 11 and 18. Tickets will be available on the door if available.
For further information contact Colin Curtis 01793 463782 or email: email@example.com