Denise Beddows (DJ Kelly) lives in Buckinghamshire and has a background in research, investigation and intelligence analysis. Her latest book Buckinghamshire Spies and Subversives forms the basis for a fascinating talk with emphasis on the nefarious activities that have taken place in Wooburn and the immediate locality.
Thursday 21st September 2017 at 7:30pm
Bourne End Library, Wakeman Rd, Bourne End SL8 5SX
Tickets £5. Bar available for wine and soft drinks
Buckinghamshire has a 600 year history of subversion, sedition and espionage. The county has been home to radical plotters, heretic hunters, agents provocateurs and informers. Two world wars brought spies, counter-spies and saboteurs to the county. Many of our stately homes housed wartime code-breakers, eavesdroppers, boffins, SOE agents, intelligence chiefs and even prominent Nazi officers.
A surprising number of women spies were incarcerated here and the first use of covert surveillance photography was directed against local women. From early religious martyrs; the spymasters of Henry V and Elizabeth I and 17th century gunpowder plotters through to the Cold War traitors and the domestic terrorists of modern times – this county has seen it all.
Who were the local people subjected to surveillance and what went on in Wooburn’s ‘dungeon of little ease’? Local author DJ Kelly will tell all.