Programme for 2020



Unless otherwise stated, we meet at The Chamberlayne Hall, Blackbourne Centre, Blackbourne Rd, Elmswell IP30 9UH – for a prompt 7.30pm start.

9th January                Keely Taylor:  “How to Build Your Family Tree“.    Keely is another new speaker to EHG and is a local genealogist.   By using real-life examples, she will demonstrate what needs to be done as a beginner genealogist, as well as explaining some of the pitfalls and surprises that may await you.

13th February             Terry O’Donoghue:  “Bury’s Guildhall“.   We welcome Terry to EHG for the first time.  He is a registered Bury Town Guide who also works at The Guildhall.  He will trace the Guildhall’s history from its very beginnings of about 800 years ago (it is the oldest continuously-used civic building in Britain), the changes over the centuries, and its many civil and military uses.  The talk will also illustrate the importance of the Guildhall in both local and national history through a few characters (monks, monarchs, merchants, and miscreants) and momentous events, where it played a central role, to give us a fascinating historical tapestry of this building in our lovely market town.

12th March           Frances Hart:  “British Canals and Waterways“.     As another new speaker to EHG, we are pleased to welcome Frances who will tell us the enthralling story of the people involved and how the British waterways came to be built, plus superb slides of scenery, locks, bridges and aqueducts and the local River Gipping.

9th April            CANCELLED due to Coronavirus

14th May           CANCELLED ditto

11th June           CANCELLED ditto

9th July         SUMMER OUTING – CANCELLED ditto

August – the committee has decided that due to the continuing Covid restrictions, we cannot re-start our monthly talks until January 2021 at the earliest, but that hopefully we will be in our newly re-built Wesley Hall.