Langford Budville - Lunch and Talk by Dr Barbara Bond
MI9 was created in September 1939 to facilitate the escape of British prisoners of war, establishing contact with them in their camps through coded correspondence, and smuggling in escape materials. After a career spent in the Ministry of Defence as a cartographic researcher, latterly at the Hydrographic Office in Taunton where she was Deputy Chief Executive, Dr Bond completed her thesis in 2014, which was subsequently published as the book on which her talk is based.
Drinks can be purchased at the bar prior to lunch at 13.00. We aim to start Dr Bond's presentation soon after 14:00.
Following the lunch we will have a talk from Dr Barbara Bond MBE PhD HonDSc FRGS whose subject is: “Great Escapes: - the story of MI9’s escape and evasion mapping programme in WWII”.
Bookings must be received by 15th February. Please include your college and matric year and give menu choices from the list below:
Chicken au Poivre
Steak & Guinness Pie
Roasted Cod with Lemon Butter Sauce
Mediterranean Vegetable Tart with Dolcelatte Sauce
Roasted Nut Loaf with Chive & Vermouth Jus
(All served with a selection of vegetables & choice of potatoes)
Passion Fruit Pavlova
Bread & Butter Pudding
Lord Randalls Pudding (a sponge pudding with apricots and marmalade)
Langford Budville is 500 metres down a signposted lane turning west at a sharp bend off the B3187 about 2 miles north of Wellington and 1½ miles south of Milverton. The Martlet Inn is on the left after passing the church on your right. There is a good car park, with level access to the front entrance. Its postcode is TA21 0QZ.
The nearest station is Taunton (8 miles)