Battlefield Britain - Short BreaksThese short weekend breaks proved very popular when we launched our ‘Wartime London’ tour earlier this year. For convenience, we recommend a range of accommodation types that you can book and as walking tours, you simply meet us at the start of each day, we only use a Coach where necessary and the group sizes are usually no more than a dozen. We use the latest Vox audio equipment and try to end the day in a local pub. It is hoped we can arrange these for October & November this year. Other options are also on the bench which include Civil War, and other Roman Britain ideas.
Defence of the Realm Weekend - Led by Clive Harris & Tony ScottOften fleetingly glimpsed from the deck of a cross channel ferry, Dover offers a rich military heritage ideal to study through a series of walks and visits. Our weekend includes a walk around the town of Dover encompassing its many memorials & historic sites to tell the story of Dover at War, a walk along the eastern cliffs discovering the site of cross channel guns, Chain Home early warning system and the Dover Patrol Memorial. We also walk the western cliffs seeing sound ranging equipment and numerous pill boxes overlooking the channel. We finish with a visit to the Capel-Le-Ferne Battle of Britain Memorial, the historic Royal Military Canal and Shorncliffe Military Cemetery.
Dates 14-15 November 2020
Local to Battle Honours HQ, the historic city of St Albans is the ideal weekend destination, easily reached from London. We are going to cover three periods of history, firstly a study of Boudica’s sacking of Verulamium in 61AD (Clive has become obsessed with Roman Britain during lockdown as his bedside reading proves!), then we will look at the two Battles of St Albans during the War of the Roses in 1455 & 1461 before lastly discovering the cities famous street memorials for the Great War and discovering the stories behind some of the men listed
Historic St Albans Weekend - Led by Clive Harris & Dan Hill
Dates 21-22 Noveber 2021
Wartime London Weekend - Led by Clive Harris & Steve HunnisettWe plan to offer City walks, like those we did earlier this year, that encompassed routes from Bank to London Bridge, St Paul's to Trafalgar Square and a walk around the West End. We also hope to lead a similar themed tour around Blackheath, Greenwich and following the Thames Path to the site of the Woolwich Arsenal alongside a day studying the Battle of Britain in and around Biggin Hill.
Proposed dates 5-6 December 2020
6-7 February 2021