Hello everybody,

I hope I find you well as a previous member of the Bletchley Archaeological & Historical Society. Our lecture secretary-Jon Gillis has organized a one-off lecture on the 7th of October at Rectory Cottages at 19.30 hrs, in an effort to rekindle the Society. The lecture by Roy Smart will highlight the life and times of 1st Earl Beatty, his actions at the Battle of Jutland and his subsequent “Downton Abbey” lifestyle. I hope as many of you as possible will try to join us in what should be an interesting lecture.

We have also arranged to deliver a flier for the above lecture together with a Heritage Open Days brochure, which includes Roly’s walks round both Fenny Stratford and Bletchley, as well as many other activities around Milton Keynes, in the next few days. This is dependent on the brochures being available for us to collect from MKHA.

I hope that the fitter amongst you will support Roly’s walks and that we can count on you attending the lecture on the 7th of October. The committee decided to use the lecture as a barometer for the continuing support for the society, so your support is crucial.

Please make an effort to support the society in their tentative steps to resurrect the society.


Kevin Burnett
Secretary, Bletchley Archaeological & Historical Society