Chairman's Message

February 2022

Dear BMMHS Supporter

As we move towards the Spring, and hopefully not too inconvenienced by Storm Eunice and her friends, after two long years of COVID disruption and uncertainty BMMHS is now returning to a level of normality.

Our monthly live talks in the Woodcote village hall will return as before from the March talk with the old pre-COVID format and pricing – so for £8 entry price, you will be able to partake of the finger buffet with snack and sandwiches, wine, beer and soft drinks as well as a top of the range talk. You will agree that’s a pretty good evening out for a modest amount. Payment can be made online or at the door by cash or card. Please book ahead on info@bmmhs.org to ensure you get a place. It will be good to see a full hall again and to meet once more so many friends in a social and safe environment.

Our monthly Zoom talks, now on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm will continue for the modest sum of £5.  Please book ahead on zoom@bmmhs.org to ensure you get sent the Zoom link.

We have a full schedule of live and Zoom talks with speakers already booked for the next 12 months. See www.bmmhs.org for details.

Our series of Glimpses of War books continues. With volumes 1 and 2 published in aid of Blind Veterans UK in 2021, we are now well on with Glimpses of the Falklands War to mark the 40th anniversary this year. We have had a fantastic response to our plea for articles and stories and are now currently reviewing, sifting and editing the hundreds of thousands of words and hours of audio diaries.

The hard work for us now starts to get the book ready for publication in May.  However, perhaps you can help us with a spot of proof reading of part of the book, so do get in touch if you can help.

We have also just created a Facebook site Glimpses of the Falklands War to help promote the book and to hear peoples’ Falklands stories.  Do sign up for it and add your posts.

And finally, moving from a monthly live talk pre-Covid now to a monthly live talk, a monthly Zoom talk and publication of a series of books, it is an immense amount of work for the 4 founder members of BMMHS.   If you would like to take a more active role and join us in our exciting journey, please drop me a line.  We are particularly looking for someone who has social media and marketing skills as well as others to help with the live talks (setting up and taking down etc).  If you know of people who might be interested in joining us, drop me a line on andy.cockeram@bmmhs.org

As we head towards the Spring and hopefully better weather, we look forward to seeing you and your friends on Zoom or in Woodcote over the coming months.

Best wishes

Andy

‘COVID inspired book for military charity'

A compilation of military stories and eyewitness account to raise funds for Blind Veterans UK
 
Glimpses of war is now available as a paperback and a Kindle version on Amazon.

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