David Humberston -- A keen student of history since boyhood, David enjoyed a 30 year career in banking whilst indulging his passion for the Great War. David is current Chairman of the Leicestershire & Rutland Branch of the W.F.A. and, with his partner Valerie, runs a popular tour to the battlefields of the Ypres Salient each November. In “Agents in Petticoats – Female Spies of the Great War”, David tells the story of some of the heroines who operated as foreign agents, gathering intelligence behind the enemy lines. Many of these gallant ladies, whose names are now long forgotten, would paid a heavy price for their service to their country.David will be making his first visit to WFA Chesterfield to talk about `Women Spies in The Great War
Speaker this month -- David Humberston
Location: Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate. (Entrance to Club 'free' car park is on Tennyson Ave reached via St Margaret's Drive from Saltergate direction (one way system) Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome to attend. We ask for a modest £3 donation on the door to assist in covering room charges and speaker expenses, The Club licensed bar is available for use by all attending our meetings. Please note: as we use a private club's premises on your first visit we will ask you to complete a temporary club membership form at our Welcome desk. This is required to fulfill the Club's Licensing Regulations and is regardless of whether or not you will use the bar. The annual one-off cost is covered by the branch out of your donation. After the speakers talk there is a Q&A session with the speaker, followed by a raffle, raffle tickets can be purchased at the door for £1 per ticket.). Any new visitors will be assured of a welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.
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