Lucy Lavers Dunkirk film show at Wells Maltings Thursday March 14 at 7pm



14th March 7pm at Wells Maltings
Double bill at the Maltings, Wells-next-the-Sea on Thursday March 14 at 7pm. Tickets £10. Proceeds for local charities Rescue Wooden Boats and The Norfolk Churches’ Trust. Details of films and booking tickets here 

Lucy Lavers - Return to Dunkirk (63') documents Lucy Lavers, following her restoration by Rescue Wooden Boats, as she joins other Dunkirk Little Ships to commemorate, 75 years on, her very first operation back in 1940 when she took part in the ‘miracle of Dunkirk’, rescuing the surrounded British Army. This film includes interviews with Dunkirk veterans and footage of the 2015 crossing to Dunkirk. 

Still Life (37') tells the story of the troubled life of the Victorian benefactor whose generosity helped restore many North Norfolk Churches and who gave us the cabinet of curiosities that is the Glandford Shell Museum: Sir Alfred Jodrell. Using contemporary newspaper accounts and personal letters as well as the ledger of Jodrell’s Bayfield Estate, the film evokes his life around the turn of the 20th century through the changing landscapes of his beloved North Norfolk.

Below you can see newly restored Lucy Lavers leaving Wells-next-the-Sea in May 2015, on her way to Dunkirk, and troops waiting to be evacuated from the Dunkirk beaches in 1940.