2019 Programme

Coming up…

Wednesday 6th February 2019 BDLHS AGM at Brandon Library

March 6th at Brandon Library, The Brandon Centre

Study evening

April 3rd at The Engine House, Brandon Country Park

Speaker: Sarah Doig – The A to Z of Curious Suffolk: strange stories of mysteries, crimes & eccentrics

May 1st at The Engine House, Brandon Country Park

Speaker: Leigh Driver – May Day Traditions in East Anglia and Beyond

May 4th – 6th

Tudor May Day Celebrations – Kentwell Hall

June 5th at The Engine House, Brandon Country Park

Speaker: Robert Leader – In Search of Secret Norfolk

Each of my county talks is illustrated with over 100 beautiful transparencies and cover the heritage and history of the county. The focus is on abbeys, castles, guildhalls and stately homes, and follows the courses of all the major rivers. Our rivers were the early avenues of exploration, conquest and trade, and so most of our major towns and villages have grown along their banks. Following the rivers helps to build up a comprehensive picture of the county as a whole.

With all best wishes,
Robert

July 3rd at The Engine House, Brandon Country Park

Speaker: Robert Halliday – Unusual Graves and Gravestones in Suffolk

August 7th at The Engine House, Brandon Country Park

Study evening

September 4th at The Engine House, Brandon Country Park

Speaker: Kate Jewell – Bonfires and Bells: Ritual and Festivals in the Medieval Suffolk Landscape

October 2nd at The Engine House, Brandon Country Park

Speaker: Dr Nicholas Amor – The Suffolk Medieval Cloth Industry

Dr Nick Amor is chairman of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, an honorary fellow of the University of East Anglia and author of several books and papers on the late medieval economy. His talk is based on the research he undertook for his book From Wool to Cloth: The Triumph of the Suffolk Clothier.

November 6th at Brandon Library, The Brandon Centre

Speaker: David Empson – What did your grandfather do in the war?

December 4th at Brandon Library, The Brandon Centre

Christmas Social