Programme for 2010



January 14th Cancelled because of bad weather conditions – sorry!
February 11th Local Countryside History
Illustrated talk by Ashley Cooper, starting at 7:30 pm.

March 11th William Pretty & Son – Suffolk Corset Manufacturers
Illustrated talk by Roger Kennell, starting at 7:30 pm.

April 8th The Black Death
We are pleased to welcome Clive Paine once again; the talk will start at 7:30 pm.

May 13th Serving you through all your days
A history of many of the Stowmarket business familes that have served the town for generations, by Steve and Sue Williams, starting at 7:30 pm.

June 10th Elmswell – a village history in words and pictures
Talk by Norman Kenyon, illustrated from the village history website, starting at 7:30 pm.

July 8th
Annual outing: a visit to a private museum in Debach is being arranged – more details later
September 9th History of British Coins
– from Romans to Pre-Decimal, by David Threadgall starting at about 7:30pm, after our 7:00 AGM

October 14th The River Gipping Trust
Illustrated talk by Spencer Greystrong, starting at 7:30 pm.

November 11th Fig Leaves, Farthingales, & Fichues
– Fashion Through the Ages, by Frances Saltmarsh, starting at 7:30 pm.

December 9th A Victorian Evening
Once again we welcome Gill Nicholls to present Olde Tyme Music Hall songs & lead a Christmas sing-a-long. Light seasonal refreshments will be served afterwards. Note that this meeting will be at the Wesley Hall in School Road, starting at 7:30 pm.