THE West Devon Association of the National Trust (NTWDA) has arranged a stand-alone follow-up talk by Professor Ruth Hawker OBE to her previous one, which was entitled ‘Guernsey during the War Years’.

Following the positive reception when she visited last January, those present expressed a wish for her to return to hear more about those challenging and harrowing times.

Professor Hawker, who was born in Guernsey, was at school on the island at the time when it was occupied by the Germans in June 1940. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be invaded and occupied by German forces during World War two and this occupation lasted until May 9, 1945.

This talk, which takes place at 2 pm on Thursday, January 21 in Bridestowe Village Hall, promises to be both fascinating and informative.

See forthcoming events for more information.