Bob’s War

The sometimes amusing wartime experience of an Essex lad who started as an engine fitter in the RAF before the war, and went on to take part in the successful bombing of the Tirpitz.


17 Feb 2020


Doors open at 7.15pm
19:30 - 21:30
Abingdon Branch


Abingdon Branch
Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1XP, UK


  • Simon Burbidge
    Simon Burbidge

    Simon is a retired Business Consultant having worked for Fujitsu for 26 years, including several years within the county at Bracknell. A keen historian from school days, he has been researching his family history for over fifteen years, ever since he inherited an embryonic tree of the Fletcher side of his family that had been sent to his grandmother. During that time he has uncovered a number of interesting ancestors, one of which he learned was a foundling. Researching him provided the material for this talk.

    Simon has been a committee member of the Abingdon Branch of the society for several years and is a volunteer one day a week at Oxford History Centre, working with the Conservation Manager.

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