At the invitation of Hilda Burden, the day after the country was given some lockdown freedom more than 20 of the group met in her delightful garden for coffee and cakes. Apologies were received from three other members.
It gave us the opportunity to rekindle friendships and to welcome five new members to the group. We talked about life in lockdown and how we were able to keep the group spirit alive through Zoom meetings, emails and phone calls. Discussions then centred around our future and meeting in the Brockham Pavilion after our final Zoom talk on 1 June about the Franco-Prussian War.
All members were keen to extend a welcome to D&D u3a members – 50 of whom had viewed our Zoom talks as ‘guests’ of the Military History Group – to attend our future face-to-face meetings in the Pavilion.
There was interest in arranging a visit to a local site of military interest when appropriate.