Events for Saturday 1st June 2013

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Battle of Crete ends

1st June 1941

Fighting against a constant supply of fresh enemy troops, the Allies began a series of retreats working southward across Crete. By May 31st the total occupation of Crete was a fact and the withdrawal of the majority of the ally forces to Egypt marked the end of the Battle of Crete. On June 1st, the remaining 5,000 defenders at Sphakia surrendered.

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This Day's Events



Starts: Sat 1st June
Ends: Sun 2nd June
Price: See description
Tel: 0208 255 4000

Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell Northampton NN6 0BN

Airshow in Sywell Northampton

The UK's festival of aviation
Opening hours:
Sat 1st June 10.00-17.00
Sun 2nd June 10.00-16.00
1 Day Entry £15 / £10 (Online Price)
2 Day Entry £20 / £15 (Online Price)
3 Day Entry £25 / £20 (Online Price)
Book Online & Save £5 off any ticket
Children Under 15 get in free with an accompanying adult.
Car Parking £2 per car/day


Discovering Sir John Lubbock - In Conversation with Lyulph Lubbock and Dr Janet Owen

Starts: Sat 1st June
Ends: Sat 1st June
Price: Free
Tel: 01689 873826

Bromley Museum at The Priory, Church Hill, Orpington BR6 0HH

Free Talk in Church Hill, Orpington

A free talk looking at the life and work of Sir John Lubbock, 1st Lord Avebury who died a century ago this year.

Sir John Lubbock was a local man who lived at High Elms during the Victorian age. He is remembered in passing today as a nineteenth century archaeologist and politician who saved the stone circle at Avebury from destruction and passed the Bank Holidays Act that gave us the August Bank Holiday!

Scratch beneath the surface, however, and we discover an important yet forgotten Darwinist who witnessed an extraordinary moment in the history of science and archaeology the emotive scientific, religious and philosophical debate triggered by the publication of Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' in 1859.

In this unique event marking the centenary of John Museum) will be In Conversation with Lyulph Lubbock, the great?grandson of Sir John Lubbock, and Dr. Janet Owen, author of Darwin's Apprentice: an Archaeological Biography of John Lubbock.

Come and find out more about Sir John Lubbock's life and archaeological work from experts in the field, raise a glass in remembrance to toast his achievements, and visit the special centenary exhibition of his collections. Signed copies of Darwin's Apprentice, published in April and hot off the
press, will also be available for purchase at the event.

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