Churchill 2015 at Bentley Priory
Part of the 50th Anniversary Events
The East Midlands Association of Churchill Fellows will mark their 50th Anniversary with a visit to Bentley Priory, once a stately home, a hotel and a girls’ school. Most importantly it was from here that the air defence of Great Britain was devised in the 1930s, and the Priory provided the headquarters of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain and WW2. It was from Bentley Priory that Churchill, the King and Eisenhower monitored the D-Day landings, from its underground bunker.
The day will include a talk and guided tour by Neal Potter, designer of the exhibition. Neal is one of Britain’s foremost Exhibition designers including the Museum of the Moving Image, the Earth Galleries at the Natural History Museum and the Cold War Museum at Cosford, amongst many others. This event will be a rare opportunity to learn how important exhibitions are brought to fruition, on the site of his most recent one.