Talk: Living with the Americans

20 October 19:00

This short series of special talks is to tie-in with the Greenham: 100 Years of War & Peace exhibition opening at the museum in September 2017.  This exhibition is centred around people from different eras of Greenham Common and has been produced in partnership with Greenham Trust, Rosa Productions and Fete Day.

Living with the Americans
Claire Burdett talks about growing up alongside the social whirl of the USAF during the 60s, 70s and 80s.  Her father was Arthur Burdett, Head of Transportation at RAF Greenham Common & Welford Airbases.  Claire remembers barbeques at ‘The Manor’ (Greenham Lodge – Mill Hall), bowling, baseball, dances, Christmas, Halloween and parties, and explores the cultural benefits she experienced living between the two worlds of close-knit West Berkshire communities and the glamorous and fun lifestyle of the American military.

West Berkshire Museum
20th October 2017, 7pm – 8pm

Tickets £5 available from West Berkshire Museum and online.  All seating is unreserved.

Other talks in the series are as follows:
4th October – Greenham: 100 Years of War and Peace
6th October – Plants and Wildlife on Greenham Common
13th October – Flight from Uganda: No sense for what the future held



The Corn Exchange (Newbury) provide box office services, including online booking, for selected events. Where online booking is available you will be directed to a booking page hosted by The Corn Exchange. Online bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee per ticket. Participatory workshops will be exempt from the booking fee.

The bookings page is universal to the Corn Exchange website, please note that the information regarding wheelchair seats and group discounts do not apply to West Berkshire Heritage event.


Bookings made in person, or by telephone at Shaw House, West Berkshire Museum or the Corn Exchange Box Office will be processed free of charge.