Woburn in the Wars

Western Front Association Milton Keynes Branch

Friday, 13th December 2019 at 7.30 pm
Roman Park Residents Club, 1 Constantine Way, Bancroft Park, Milton Keynes MK13 0RA

Speaker: John Clarke.

During the First World War the Duchess of Bedford converted the riding school and tennis court at Woburn Abbey into a hospital to hold 80 beds, an operating theatre, X-ray room, kitchen bathers and offices. Later four smaller rooms were added to provide a further 20 beds.

During WWII the Abbey housed government and services departments and was also home to the Wrens who worked at Bletchley Park. Woburn was at the centre of much secret activity with Black Propaganda stations at Milton Bryan, Aspley Guise and at Maryland.

WFA Milton Keynes Branch meetings