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Bombs, Bankruptcy & Bigamy – Mary Maxwell Channell’s Experiment In Rural Industrialisation

14th September, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bombs, bankruptcy and bigamy, Mary Maxwell Channell’s experiment in rural industrialisation a talk by Dr Katherine Kirk, University of Northampton & Helen Close, Women’s historian and Heritage Manager for the Women’s Engineering Society

During the Second World War, the quiet rural village of Flore became a hive of secretive activity. Katherine and Helen tell the untold story of one woman engineer’s mission to help in the war effort.

Event Times

Thursday 14 September: 1400

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Preferred
Museum will be open and free to enter, pre-booking preferred for the talk
Booking Contact: Northampton Museums & Art Gallery
Call: 01604 838111
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Additional Information

Max 75 people per tour/session. Approximately one hour Contact for the day: Debra Cox 01604 837164 01604 838111


Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Crispin Street
Northampton, NN12JH United Kingdom
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