Dinner

  • Conference dinner

    Tuesday 8 September 2009

    The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

    This year we will be visiting The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms to walk in Churchill’s footsteps. The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms commemorates its 70th anniversary this year from when it became operational in 1939 the week before war was declared. The dinner is preceded by a tour of the exhibition ‘Undercover – Life in Churchill’s bunker”.

    On becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill visited the underground War Cabinet Room and said, 'this is a room from which I will direct the war'.

    The exhibition will focus on the personal accounts of the men and women who worked at the Cabinet War Rooms during the tumultuous events of the Second World War. Images, artefacts and the first-hand oral accounts of those who worked in the Cabinet War Rooms bring the working conditions in Churchill’s secret underground headquarters vividly to life.

    What was it like working a 14 hour shift in the typing pool when bombs were going off over London's skies? 

    Thought to be 'bomb-proof'' by the men and women who worked there, what was the real state of affairs?