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Beecroft Art Gallery, Lecture Theatre

Victoria Avenue

Southend-on-Sea

SS2 6EX

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Please note this lecture is suitable for adults.

Our Museums Education Lecturer will study three key themes surrounding Southend during the War: women, air raids, and POWs & “aliens”. It will analyse the cause, nature and consequences of these themes in detail. The role of women will be considered in relation to the perspectives and attitudes of the time, asking whether women were applauded or ridiculed for their efforts, as well as their consequences within women’s suffrage. Air raids will be analysed in reference to specific raids, the consequences on the ground, the development of civil defence, as well as the story of the German airmen after the war. Finally there will be a look at civilian detainees in Southend and prisoners of war who were held here in prison ships, the conditions they stayed in, and how foreign nationals were perceived and treated locally.




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Is there wheelchair access?

Yes. The Beecroft is fully accessible. The seating in the Lecture Theatre is tiered, however wheelchair users are able to sit at the front of the space at ground level.

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Your ticket will be emailed as an attachment, to the email address you specify upon purchasing. Any communication from us (reminders, changes or cancellation information) will also be sent to this email. If you do not receive your ticket attachment email, please contact us at libraryevents@southend.gov.uk so we can check your email address is correct in Eventbrite's records.

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If you do not have access to a printer, we will accept your ticket on your smartphone. If you are not able to hold your ticket on your phone, please make sure you have ID with you so we can find you on our Guest List.

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Ticket sales are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

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Beecroft Art Gallery, Lecture Theatre

Victoria Avenue

Southend-on-Sea

SS2 6EX

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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