The President's Lecture: My garden's part in Hitler's downfall

Lindsay Allason-Jones
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE


When buying a house in Berwick-upon-Tweed seven years ago, the structure in the garden described by the vendor as an Anderson shelter was considered simply as something to be got rid of, albeit by sound archaeological methods. The excavations, however, revealed, not an Anderson shelter but a 'Wilmot's Fortress' shelter which proved to have played a previously unknown part in the Radio Security Service's activities during the Second World War.

The lecture will be preceded at 4.45 pm by the 2023 Annual General Meeting, with tea at 4.15 pm.