Walks Through Time

  • Brooklands Museum Centenary of Speed – Kenelm Lee Guinness 133.75mph in 350hp Sunbeam
    In an extra special event at Brooklands Museum, we celebrate 100 years to the day since Kenelm Lee Guinness set a Land Speed Record of 133.75mph on the famous Brooklands banked track in a 350hp Sunbeam. The celebrations include the recreation of a painting by F Gordon Crosby of the record breaking car speeding past
  • B-25 Mitchell “Bedsheet Bomber” fuselage collection with Wings Museum
    The collection of the rear fuselage of the B-25 Mitchell “Bedsheet Bomber” necessitates a trip to a rural location near Peterborough with suitably large transport to get it back to Wings Museum for restoration and reuniting with the other parts of the aircraft the museum’s volunteers have already been working on for many months. For
  • St Leonards Air Raid Shelter, East Sheen
    Following an excellent tour organised by Subterranea Britannica, run by Habitats and Heritage, we have put together a simple 360 walk through of the underground space. As always, many thanks to all involved. For more information about the Air Raid Shelter: Subterranea Britannica – East Sheen Air Raid Shelter Habitats and Heritage – St. Leonards
  • Little Ships of Dunkirk – Teddington Lock Memorials
    The newer memorial, unveiled in 2010, is placed in the grass, overlooking the site of Tough Brothers’ Boatyard which was on the other side of the Thames. The memorial is inscribed with the words: How Teddington’s “Little Ships” helped win the Second World War. In the Spring of 1940, allied troops were trapped between the
  • VE Day and the Royal Observer Corps “Sentinels Of Britain”
    A look back at VE Day with the Royal Observer Corps Observers who kindly shared their stories with us a few years ago in Sentinels Of Britain. For more:Sentinels of Britain – The Wartime Story of the Royal Observer Corps
  • WTT Podcast – RAF Kenley
    Originally recorded for the Wings Museum Podcast (visit their website www.WingsMuseum.co.uk for more!) in this episode of Walks Through Time we join the Kenley Revival Team for a guided walk around RAF Kenley, orally illustrated with extracts from memories of people who served there during World War Two… “Voices From The Past” Many, many thanks
  • Volunteer Seaborne Observers for D-Day
    As part of the planning for D-Day and Operation Overlord, the question of minimising “friendly fire” incidents was discussed. Previous operations had been blighted with the problem, and a solution was sought. Enter the pool of expert aircraft identifiers… The Royal Observer Corps. Excerpt from “Sentinels of Britain – The Wartime Story of the Royal
  • Southwick House
    Just a few miles north of Portsmouth, Southwick House is a focus of great interest because of the role it played in the planning and decision-making regarding “D-Day”. It was chosen to be the “advance command post” or “alternative headquarters” of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), which drew the likes of Eisenhower and
  • Milford and Witley – 7 mile walk
    A couple of weeks ago, I attended a talk about the end of the First World War in Guildford given by historian David Rose. It was an interesting and entertaining evening for those of us who know the area, with a mixture of “I didn’t realise that”, and “look how that bit of the town
  • WTT Podcast – Wings Museum, Balcombe
    In this second episode, we visit the Wings Museum near Balcombe in West Sussex. Their collection of World War Two related aviation artefacts makes for a fascinating visit, with many interesting stories to tell…… For more information about the museum and its opening times, visit www.WingsMuseum.co.uk 360 degree camera – Insta360 One X