|Course:||Mystery Tour - Off The Beaten Track|
|Start Date:||10th March 2018|
|Fee:||£80.00 What's included?|
A spring time mystery minibus tour led by David Hunt going ‘off the beaten track’ looking for interesting places, attractive scenery, conservation areas and, weather permitting, some excellent views and photo opportunities. Everyone welcome but please be aware that there may be short walks, some over rough or hilly ground, but with the option to ride with the bus.
Arrival Coffee and Registration from 8.45am
Introduction and briefing in Library 9.00am
Mini Bus departs Dillington 9:15am
Packed lunch, Afternoon Tea and Refreshments provided
Return to Dillington approximately 6:00pm
David Hunt's childhood was spent in Taunton and his relations lived in Axminster so he knows the area well. He loves studying maps and air photos and going off the beaten track to find interesting sites, strange places, outstanding views or beautiful scenery. David also has an active interest in both industrial archaeology (especially railways) and in the landscape. He is a regular contributor to the Historic Environment Records in Somerset and Devon.
He is a retired senior Army officer, with a lifetime interest in World War 2 in the UK. Since his retirement, he has been carrying out in-depth studies of anti-invasion defences. David has been a Dillington tutor since 2003 and is in demand both as a speaker on anti-invasion defences and as an enthusiastic leader of ‘war walks’ exploring and explaining fortification on the ground.
During his Army career, David spent much of his service in Germany, planning and preparing to repel a Soviet invasion. As a technical staff officer he has an excellent understanding of weapons systems. David also studied for 2 years at the German Armed Forces Staff College and therefore has an insider’s understanding of the German military mind, which he brings to his studies.
He made a significant input to the English Heritage “Strategic Framework for Studying the Material Culture of War in Twentieth Century Britain” (‘Modern Military Matters’). David is one of the three co-authors of the book- “Somerset and the Defence of the Bristol Channel in the Second World War”.