Programme for 2011



January 13th Origin & Development of Surnames
We welcome back Derek Palgrave to give this illustrated talk, starting at 7:30 pm.

February 10th The Euston Estate, near Thetford
Illustrated talk by Edward Wortley, starting at 7:30 pm.

March 10th One Man’s War
– How I Researched my Father’s Army Career, by Anne Grimshaw, starting at 7:30 pm.

April 14th Toll Houses of Suffolk
Illustrated talk by Patrick Taylor, starting at 7:30 pm.

May 12th History of Punch & Judy
– together with an actual performance for us all to enjoy!
Presented by Peter Battey, starting at 7:30 pm.
Note that this meeting will be at the Wesley Hall in School Road, starting at 7:30 pm.

June 11th History of Morris Dancing
We welcome back Desmond Herring to give this illustrated talk, starting at 7:30 pm.

July 8th
Annual outing: Visit to Ashley Cooper’s Museum, Gestingthorpe, (near Sudbury) – a collection of Roman Villa, Medieval Guildhall, Farming Bygones & Local History
September 8th A Picture History of Margaret Catchpole
Illustrated talk by Pip Wright in the Wesley Hall, School Road, starting at about 7:30pm, after our 7:00 AGM
October 13th A walk round Elmswell in 1911
Illustrated talk by Norman Kenyon in the Wesley Hall, School Road, starting at 7:30 pm.

November 10th ‘Vanners’, Weavers & the Silk Weaving Industry of S.W. Suffolk
by David Tooth, starting at 7:30 pm.
N.B. This meeting will be held at Little Elms Pre-School, in Cooks Road

December 8th Movie History Landmarks
by Mark Mitchels – how the movies were invented & developed, from 1894 to ‘Casablanca’. Illustrated by movie extracts.
Fancy Dress (optional) – come as your favourite film star/character! Seasonal light refreshments will be served.
We are back in the Wesley Hall, School Road for this meeting. Admission by ticket (members £4, non-members £5.50) from Stella.