‘A Schoolgirl’s War’ was the subject of the illustrated talk given by Mary Smith at the recent meeting. It was the story of Maidstone Grammar School for Girls during World War Two as depicted in drawings and paintings by the school art teacher, Miss Helen Keen. The speaker had done much research, which was assisted by many of the past pupils who still remembered life at that time with lessons being taken in the air raid shelters. A good number of members present also remembered those days, though in other places.

The next meeting will be the Annual Gardiner Lecture when Professor Sally Alexander will speak on ‘A woman’s place: feminism after the vote’. This will be held on Thursday 18 October at 8pm at St. Nicholas Church. Non-members will be welcome.

Adrienne Rogers
21 Sept 2018

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