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Zero Night

Zero Night

Zero Night the greatest untold escape story of World War II. The scene is set in Oflag V1-B the prison camp in Warburg.  It tells of 40 British and Commonwealth officers who hatched the most original and daring escape from deep inside Nazi  Germany.

Months of meticulous planning and secret training hung in the balance during three minutes of mayhem as prisoners charged the camp’s double perimeter fences.

Returning to the Tollesbury WEA, Mark Felton will entertain with his thrilling account of this remarkable escape.   It’s a story so fresh that Hollywood is making a movie out of the tutor’s book.

How to Attend

If you want to find out more about this World War II tale at Tollesbury on Saturday 10.00 -3.00 pm 10th November:

  • Check the WEA website wea.org.uk. Type in “Zero Night” in the subject or keyword box. You can book online
  • Call 0300 303 3464, alternatively
  • Contact Anne Mossman 07973 479636.

The course fee is £18 although discounts & concessions are available depending on your circumstances.

Venue address is Tollesbury Sailing Club. Woodrolfe Rd, CM9 8SE.

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Talks & Craft Days

Workers Educational Association - a Registered CharityTalks & Craft Days

The Tollesbury WEA are running a number of Talks & Craft Days between September & May next year to which you are warmly invited.  The events take place at either:

  • School Room, East St., Tollesbury, CM9 8QD (SR);
  • Tollesbury Sailing Club, Woodrolfe Rd, CM9 8SE. (TSC); or
  • Tollesbury Activity Centre, Woodrolfe Rd, CM9 8SE (TAC).

And are:

Talks

These are one day sessions running between 10 am – 3 pm on Saturdays and cost  £18 each.

  • Essex Country Houses (Margaret Mills) 29th Sept at SR.
  • Why Shakespeare? (Ron Marks) 13th Oct at SR.
  • History Everywhere! – Interpreting the landscape (James Nicholas) 20th October at TSC.
  • Zero Nights: The first great escape in WW11 (Mark Felton) 10th November at TSC.
  • Geoffrey Chaucer: Civil Servant and Poet (Dr Graham Platt) 13th April at SR.
  • Imperial China (David Prynn) 11th May at SR.

They will also be running an 8-week course: A Russian Journey: An introduction to Russia, the land, its people and culture…. (Dr Anat Vernitski) This runs 10 -11.30 am on Tuesdays starting at SR on 8th January and costs £58.40.

Crafts

  • Christmas Wreathes (Deb Hart) Tuesday 4th December 10 am – 4 pm £26.50 at TAC.
  • Basket making – A symmetric basket (Deb Hart)  Saturday  12th>January 9 am – 5 pm £52 at TAC.
  • Garden structures including obelisks (Deb Hart)  Wednesday 1st May 10 am – 4 pm £29 at TSC.

More Information

For more information go to http://wea.org.uk and search for course name or your postcode. Online application available. Alternatively, you can call 0300 303 3464.

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