Event title: The tale of two soldiers forbidden love during The WW2 that was Gilbert & Gordon.
Venue: Oliver Jones Memorial Hall, Dolywern LL20 7BA
Telephone: 07946 597894
Event description: This is a Free event. While on military training during World War Two, Gilbert Bradley was in love. He exchanged hundreds of letters with his sweetheart – who merely signed with the initial “G”. But more than 70 years later, it was discovered that G stood for Gordon, and Gilbert had been in love with a man.
At the time, not only was homosexuality illegal, but those in the armed forces could be shot for having gay sex.
The letters, which emerged after Mr Bradley’s death in 2008, are therefore unusual and shed an important light on homosexual relationships during the war.
Come and hear a WW2 love story that happened a few miles from here and has attracted the attention of Hollywood! Presentation by Mark Hignett, curator and founder of Oswestry museum. Followed by a
FREE soup supper and a fun tutored introduction to our forthcoming regular Tea Dance programme.
See poster for booking details. TO BOOK: www.eventbrite.co.uk or call: 07496 597894
Click here for poster: Gilbert & Gordon