“The Normans in Somerset” 7.30pm Thursday 21st March

If you came to the Alfred in Somerset lecture last year,

you’ll know that Chris Eldridge is an excellent speaker.

WWII secret Home Guard Auxiliary Units; a little-known part of Westbury’s history

The Auxiliary Units were specially trained, highly-secret quasi-military units created by the British government during the Second World War with the aim of using irregular warfare in response to a possible invasion of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany.

Westbury resident John Sealy was a member of the local unit, and the Sealy family has kindly given access to newspaper cuttings and documents telling the fascinating story of this little-known part of our village’s history.

To learn more about this secret army, and read the other articles, go to the Westbury Society page where you’ll find downloadable copies on the right-hand side.