Historian Charles Guard will get Rushen Heritage Trust’s new season of talks underway when he delves into stories of the Isle of Man during World War II.

In his illustrated talk ‘The Island at War’, Charles will take the audience back in time to World War II as he recounts tales of radar stations, secret training, rationing, airfields, refugees from Liverpool and much more – and the talk will also include a look at the Isle of Man’s fortifications over the last 3,000 years.

Each of the Trust’s 2021-22 season of talks takes place at Erin Arts Centre, with ‘The Island at War’ starting at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) on Monday, December 6th.

Tickets are £5 – or £4 for Friends of Rushen Heritage Trust – and available online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/isle-of-man/erin-arts-centre or from Erin Arts Centre, Bridge Bookshop and Erin News (all Port Erin) and Calvert Newsagents (Port St Mary).

Doreen Moule, Chair of RHT, said: ‘This will be the third illustrated talk Charles has given for us, following the Calf of Man lighthouses two years ago and last year’s tales from his experiences filming around the Isle of Man, both of which were superb.

‘His reputation as a historian is second to none and he is a naturally gifted raconteur, always bringing such depth and colour to his talks. Tickets are sure to go quickly, so make sure you don’t miss out!’

Make a date in your diaries for the other talks in the 2021-22 season:

  • January 10 – Allison Fox: Around the South in 30 Artefacts
  • February 7 – Dave Martin: New Light on Mann – LiDAR and other digital archaeology on the Island
  • March 7 – Angela Little: 150 years of the Education Act (1872)
  • April 11 – Peter Kelly: A Postcard Tour of the Isle of Man

For more details, contact RHT Coordinator John Quirk at rushenht@gmail.com or on 464634.