The June set of this series of short accounts of war experiences of people with connections to Radley and life on the home front in the village are now available.
The first account is that of David Buckle, a long-standing member of Radley History Club, who served in the Royal Marines from 1943 to 1945.
The second tells the fascinating story of the wartime experiences of the family of Radley resident, Amatsia Kashti, and in particular his mother’s family’s escape from Paris.
The last one is an account of wartime at Radley Primary School – the experiences of both staff and pupils from the beginning to the end of the war.
After each speaker meeting a short report is produced for submission to the local parish magazine, Radley News, and to circulate to members in the monthly Club newsletter. The reports for September 2019 to March 2020 have now been published on the Club website. Unfortunately the COVID-19 crisis has meant that the meetings planned for April to July 2020 had to be cancelled.
Read the reports
And yet another meeting that we’ve had to cancel because of COVID-19 restrictions. There’s no meeting of course in August. The committee will decide at its meeting in early August what to do about the AGM and speaker planned for 14 September.
The May set of this series of short accounts of war experiences of people with connections to Radley and life on the home front in the village are now available.
The first account is that of a German lady, Lorre Stebbings, who married an English soldier after the war and later was a worshipper at Radley Church for many years.
The second is the wartime story of Doug Rawlinson, a long-time resident of Radley and member of Radley History Club who died in March. His account covers his time as an evacuee from London and his time in the Navy from 1944 to 1947.
Finally we have a story from the home front – tales from Radley Women’s Institute during the war.
Regretfully we’ve had to cancel the meeting on 8 June as well as the meetings in April and May, and the Club visit planned for May.
Decisions on subsequent meetings will be taken in the light of developments and government guidance.