Programme for 2004

January 8th The Murder in the Red Barn
A talk by Gill Hawkins, starting at 7:30 pm. Gill Hawkins is from Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds

February 12th Suffolk follies and oddities
A talk by Peter Driver , starting at 7:30 pm.

March 11th The industrial heritage of East Anglia
A talk by David Alderton starting at 7:30 pm.

March 27th Societies Day of Suffolk Local History Council, at Mendlesham Community Centre
Talks from 10 am till 1 pm on a variety of interesting topics, including one on brooches from Anglo-Saxon Suffolk, by our own meetings secretary David Buckton.
Exhibits from 2:00 to 4:30 by many historical societies and interest groups, including ourselves.

April 8th Fourth Anniversary of Elmswell Millennium History Group
Late Roman treasure from Suffolk
This talk by Dr Catherine Johns, FSA will take place at the Blackbourne, starting at 8 pm. Dr Johns is currently researching and writing the British Museum’s catalogue of the Hoxne Treasure.

May 8th, 9th Why not visit Drinkstone Mills, open 1 – 5 pm this Saturday and Sunday for National Mills Weekend (NB: confirm with Rosie Hayward, Tel. 240220)

May 13th Mary Tudor, the French Queen, Duchess of Suffolk
A talk by Monica Place starting at 7:30 pm.

June 10th Education in East Anglia between about 1550 and 1700
A talk by Nick Sign starting at 7:30 pm. Nick Sign is a history lecturer at Ipswich College.

July 10th
(Saturday) Group outing to St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Get there at 10 am for a guided tour, led by Colin Cooke (who spoke to us so eloquently last October about our church bells). Admission is £3.00. Contact us by 10th June to book a place.

September 9th The amazing tale of the Rev. John H Steggall, ‘The Suffolk Gipsy’
Another talk by Pip Wright, starting at about 7:30pm, after our 7:00 AGM

Sept 11th, 12th Why not visit Drinkstone Mills, open 1 – 5 pm this Saturday and Sunday for Heritage Open Days (NB: confirm with Rosie Hayward, Tel. 240220)

October 14th Building a country house in Suffolk in the 18th and 19th centuries
A talk by Alan Mackley, starting at 7:30 pm.

November 11th Magic lantern show Talk,
using an 1895 magic lantern and slides from the early 1900s, presented by Trevor Howard Burlingham, starting at 7:30 pm.

December 9th Wassail (or What’s Ale?)
A talk by Stuart Bowell, and sampling of some ales in a seasonal spirit! Starting at 7:30 pm.