Programme for 2002



January 10th Suffolk pubs before 1844
Talk by Desmond Herring at 8 pm

February 14th It’s a Grave Business
Talk by Peter Driver on monument and gravestone designs, starting at 8 pm.

Saturday 16th FebArchaelogical Field Walk
with Colin Pendleton 10am start – meet at St John’s Church

March 14th What did Ag Labs actually do?
Talk by Michael Stone on (in case you didn’t know) Agricultural Labourers. 8pm start.

March 28th Follow-up on the recent archaeological field-walk
Those who took part on 16 February may bring their finds for scrutiny by Colin Pendleton.

March 23rd Societies Day of Suffolk Local History Council, at Mendlesham Community Centre
Talks from 9:55 to 12:45 on such topics as Mills, Farm Wharves, Long Melford Hall…
Exhibits from 2:00 to 4:30 by many historical societies and interest groups, including ourselves.

April 11th Second Anniversary of Elmswell Millennium History group
Angela Care Evans (British Museum) on Sutton Hoo burial and finds there.
May 4/5th Moyse Hall Local History Fayre

May 9th Timber-framed buildings
An illustrated talk by John Walker. 8pm start.

May 25/26th Woolpit Steam

June 13th Trip to Bury Record Office – (Members only)
An introductory talk, followed by a tour of the Strong Room, and then documents relevant to Elmswell will be exhibited in the Search Room. Meet in the car park next to the Record Office at 7:15 pm.

Saturday 13th JulyOuting to Sutton Hoo
There will be a guided visit to the field site, and an opportunity to look around the exhibition. Then you could have lunch if you wish (bring a picnic or eat in the restaurant).
Please book with Mo Dow as soon as possible.
We shall be going by car – if you would like a lift or car-share, please let us know; cars must depart from Elmswell at around 9am to be there soon after the site opens. When entering the car park, tell the attendant you are with Elmswell History Group and you will not have to pay anything there; proceed to the reception area, where we will meet and collect your £5 (or just £1.50 if you are a National Trust member, but you must have your membership card with you).

September 5th Old Stowmarket in pictures
A talk by Ron Godbold

October 10th Nineteenth-century newspapers
A talk by Pip Wright, starting at about 8pm, after our 7:30 AGM.

November 14th
Suffolk War Memorials
Speaker: Gwyn Thomas. Start at 8 pm.

December 12th
A Georgian Christmas
Speaker: Pat Merrill, who delighted us last year with her Victorian Christmas presentation. Includes seasonal punch and period mince pies. In the Church Room at 8 pm.