Displays and Talks

If you have a club or organisation who would like to see our display we are very happy to bring it to you (within a 30 mile radius of Oxford, further distances can be discussed).  

We do not make a charge, but would ask for a contribution towards travelling expenses.  All we require is a suitable hall with parking, 2 hours to set up and a further hour to pack away after the display.  During the display we are very happy to chat and answer questions.

We have a number of talks on aspects of the Home Front and can combine a talk with a small display appropriate to the subject.  All talks last approximately 1 hour.

Women’s Voluntary Service (WVS) from 1938 to 1945. The Army Hitler Forgot.
Over 1 million women volunteered during the Second World War, the largest voluntary force ever.  Why did the WVS start?  Who were the women who joined.  Not just tea and sympathy, learn about their work and some of the unexpected jobs they undertook.

1940s Brownies.  How the Brownies Helped Win the War
Suitable for adults and children. Discover how thousands of Brownies were trained for war work and even worked for MI9 to help win the war with information only recently available.

1940s Brownies.  Suitable for Brownie Groups
This is a special talk devised to entertain and educate Brownie groups. What life was like for children during the war. Following the books and guidelines of the time discover what Brownies had to do to join, their tests and challenges. What did Brownies do for MI9 to help win the war.  Entertaining PowerPoint show with activities and display.

Upper Thames Patrol
The story of the UTP who were the water borne Home Guard of WW2 from Letchlade to Teddington (non-tidal Thames). 6000 men and women volunteered. (Available from May)

Royal Girl Guides
Learn how the young Royals as Girl Guides trained during WW2 with amusing stories and pictures. (Available from July)

How the Girl Guides helped to win the war.
The story of 750,000 young girls doing their bit. (Available from September)

What did you do in the war Mummy?
What women did for the war effort 1939-1945. Aspects of life on the home front, war work and service of women from all walks of life. (Available from September)

If you would like to discuss the possibility of a display or talk please e-mail us at contact@doingtheirbit.co.uk